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!

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