Cocktail of the Week: The Sazerac
The Sazerac was invented in New Orleans and was the country’s first cocktail.
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 teaspoon Simple Syrup
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters, if available, otherwise, double the Angostura
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Splash of water
2 dashes of Herbsaint or Pernod liqueur
Twist of lemon
In a pitcher half filled with ice, combine all ingredients except the Herbsaint and lemon twist and stir well. Pour the Herbsaint into a chilled rocks glass and swirl to coat the interior of the glass, discarding any excess. Strain the mixture into the glass, add the lemon twist and serve immediately.
Come down to Arnaud’s French 75 and have mixologist, Chris Hannah, make you a true New Orleans Sazerac! Cheers!