Sazerac Cocktail

This Sazerac Cocktail is a New Orleans classic drink.  Wesley says it’s NOLA’s version of an Old Fashioned.  Well, call me Old Fashioned…but it’s down-right delicious!  The Peychaud and Angostura Bitters can be found at most well-stocked liquor stores.   Can’t go wrong with a true blue Cajun Classic Cocktail, and this Sazerac Cocktail does NOT disappoint!

Classic Sazerac Cocktail

Sarzerac Cocktail

Course: Cockatil
Cuisine: Cajun
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Wesley Loon adapted from the classic recipe
This Classic Sazerac Cocktail is a New Orleans staple drink. A wonderful drink to sip and slip back into the old days of the Big Easy. MMMM mmmmm good.


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 1/2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Herbsaint liqueur can also use Absinthe
  • Lemon peel


  1. In an Old-Fashioned glass, muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water.
  2. Add several small ice cubes and the rye whiskey, the Peychaude's bitters, and the Angostura bitters.
  3. Stir well and strain into a second, chilled, Old-Fashioned glass in which you have rolled around a few drops of Herbsaint (or Absinthe), until its inside is thoroughly coated, pouring off the excess.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.


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