Sazerac

Sazerac
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Cocktail Ingredients:

Recipe instructions for a Sazerac:

  • To mix a Sazerac, a famous New Orleans classic cocktail, use the following recipe instructions.

    1. Place a sugar cube in an old-fashioned glass and soak with the Angostura and Peychaud bitters.
    2. Add enough soda to cover the sugar and crush it with the back of a barspoon.
    3. Add the bourbon and stir.
    4. Float the Pernod over the top.
    5. Garnish with a twist of lemon and serve.

    Enjoy your Sazerac!

Cocktail History:

  • The story of the Sazerac begins in New Orleans. In the early 1800s, Antoine Peychaud created it in the French Quarter, and named it for his favorite cognac, Sazerac-de-Forge et fils. In 1870, the cocktail was changed when American rye whiskey was substituted for the cognac. A dash of absinthe was also added by Leon Lamothe, a bartender. Today, he is regarded as the originator of the drink we now sip. In 1912, absinthe was banned, so Pernod is used instead.

    Like many classic cocktails, the Sazerac made its film debut in a James Bond ("Live and Let Die").

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