There's a lot to love about this classic whiskey and bitters beverage. The official drink of New Orleans, the Sazerac is every bit as aromatic and flavorful as most anything else from down on the bayou.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a rocks glass with 1 cup ice and set aside to chill, about 5 minutes. Discard ice.

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  • Combine Peychaud's Bitters, Angostura Bitters and sugar cube in a cocktail shaker; mash well with a cocktail muddler. Add 1 cup ice and whiskey. Stir until chilled and strain into the chilled glass.

  • Twist a lemon peel over the surface of the cocktail to extract the essence; discard lemon peel.

Editor's Note:

For a more traditional Sazerac, use Cognac instead of whiskey, and add a teaspoon of absinthe.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 3.5g; sodium 0.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
Traditionally the glass is rinsed with a tiny bit of absinthe. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
Traditionally the glass is rinsed with a tiny bit of absinthe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2013
I LUBBOCK THIS COCKTAIL. Reminds me of the French Quarter in New Orleans Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2018
Made this for the hubby and he loved it as written. Read More
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