The Sazerac Cocktail was one of the three cocktails being served at the New Orleans themed Ugg Australia Fall 2013 launch party. This cocktail was actually created in New Orleans in 1838 by Antoine Amedie Peychaud, an apothecary owner. To measure the ingredients, he used what was then known as a “coquetier”, from which the word “cocktail” was derived! Also, in 1850 this drink became the first cocktail to get “branded”.
Now that you know a little bit of the history of this cocktail, let’s talk about its taste. In my opinion, this is definitely a strong cocktail that needs to be enjoyed and sipped slowly. It smells really nice and sweet, so the experience gets all your senses involved. So, make sure to seat in a comfortable place, have some delicious appetizers in hand, and enjoy a classic cocktail with great company just like I did at the Ugg Australia soiree. Read below to learn how to make your very own Sazerac Cocktail at home!
1 cube sugar | 1 1/2 oz. Sazerac Rye Whiskey | 1/4 oz. Absinthe | 3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters | Lemon Peel
Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. In a second glass, add the sugar cube and dashes of bitters, and crush the sugar. Next, add the whiskey. Empty the ice from the first glass and coat that glass with the Absinthe, and discard the rest of it. Pour the sugar, bitters and whiskey mix into the first glass, and garnish with a lemon peel. Cheers!