How to mix up a Sazerac, an iconic New Orleans cocktail

Southern Kitchen

About the recipe

This New Orleans staple is an iconic cocktail and a staple in any good barkeep's repertoire. You will need a mixing glass, strainer and a rocks glass for this recipe.

Serves: 1

Hands On Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes


1 teaspoon Herbsaint liqueur

2 ounces Rye whiskey    

1/2 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Lemon twist

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Swirl the Herbsaint to coat the inside of a rocks glass and dump the remainder. Place a large ice cube in the glass.

In a cocktail mixing glass, stir the rye, simple syrup and bitters with ice until cold. Strain into the rocks glass and add the lemon twist. Serve.