It’s recipe time! Louisiana is steeped in history with food, but also its beverages. Did you know it even has an official beverage? The Sazerac was crowned the official cocktail of Louisiana in 2008.
Made with the Sazerac rye whiskey it’s a take on the Old Fashioned. I went to our friends over at New Orleans & Co. to get the recipe and the history of this drink. This is a slow sipping drink meant to be enjoyed over great conversation. Give it a shake and let me know your thoughts.
1 cube sugar
1½ oz. Sazerac Rye Whiskey
¼ oz. Herbsaint
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
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, then crush the sugar cube. Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey to the second glass containing the Peychaud’s Bitters and sugar. Remove 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.