How to make a Sazerac

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

The Sazerac is one of America’s earliest cocktails and is native to New Orleans. Peychaud’s bitters is a key ingredient. It is a sweeter style bitters with a floral aroma. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and was cause to change to the readily available rye whiskey.


  • 60mL Rye Whiskey / Cognac
  • 3 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Absinthe rinse


  1. Rinse your double old fashioned glass with absinthe then fill with crushed ice
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to your mixing glass
  3. Stir & strain into your chilled double old fashioned glass
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon

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