Confessions of a Mixologist: New Orleans Sazerac

This Mardi Gras favorite is one of America's first cocktail gems. Many party goers have enjoyed the Sazerac since the early 1800's. Whether you pour rye whiskey or cognac, you can't go wrong.


New Orleans Sazerac


2 oz Rye

3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Splash of Absinthe

1 tsp simple syrup

1 twist lemon peel

  Simple Steps:

Pour absinthe into a chilled glass and swirl to coat the sides. Mix whiskey, simple syrup and bitters together and pour into the chilled glass. Garnish with twisted lemon peel.