The Official Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

The Official Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Sazerac

Sazerac signature cocktail

Sazerac is a New Orleans take on a whiskey cocktail and some say it's the oldest American cocktail. Heavy on the whiskey, this cocktail is absolutely delicious served up, on the rocks, or neat. 

Ingredients

  • cube sugar
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 1/4  Ounce  Herbsaint
  • 3  Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
  • lemon peel

Directions

Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice. In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it and crush the sugar cube. Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon to the second glass containing the Peychaud's Bitters and sugar. Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint. Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
7g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Water
29g
1%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.