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The Sazerac cocktail is a classic drink that originated in New Orleans in the mid-1800s. It is named after the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac, which was originally used in the recipe. Over time, rye whiskey became the preferred spirit for the recipe. 

The Sazerac cocktail is known for its complex flavor profile, which is both sweet and bitter. It is typically garnished with a lemon twist or a spritz of absinthe to enhance the aromatics of the cocktail. Today, the Sazerac is considered a classic cocktail and is enjoyed by whiskey lovers around the world.


      • 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
      • 1/2 oz. Cognac
      • 1/4 oz. Simple syrup
      • 3 to 4 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
      • 1 dash Angostura bitters
      • Absinthe for Glass Rinse


        • Lemon Twist


          1. Add a splash of Absinthe to a rocks glass, coupe, or Nick & Nora glass and coat glass well
          2. Discard any excess
          3. Add Rye whiskey, Cognac, simple syrup and bitters to a mixing glass filled with ice
          4. Stir until well-chilled
          5. Strain into prepared cocktail glass
          6. Garnish with lemon twist

        Make it

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