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Women have shaped cocktail culture from the beginning. For Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight a few of the women (and their drinks) that have left an unforgettable mark on how we think about and enjoy cocktails. From creating new recipes to pioneering the spirits industry, we raise a glass to the women that have made the cocktail world what it is today.

Coley’s Hanky Panky

Ada “Coley” Coleman is famous for being one of the foremost women bartenders in London by the early 1900s. She wooed patrons with her wit and creativity for over two decades. One day, a regular came in and asked for something different than the usual. She whipped up a gin concoction that the patron called, “…a real hanky-panky!” The name stuck, and so did Coley’s influence on the cocktail world.

Joy’s Old Fashioned

Joy Perrine was one part bartender, one part author and known as The Bad Girl of Bourbon. She helped put Louisville on the map as a go-to bourbon destination. She also helped turn many faithful whiskey drinkers into bourbon connoisseurs. Try her old fashioned recipe and it might do the same to you.

Joy’s Cocktail

Joy Spence isn’t just one of the most influential women master blenders. She’s the first woman to become a master blender in the spirits industry. Her chemistry background and love of cocktails gave her a unique approach to blending rum at Appleton Estate in Jamaica. And her classic rum cocktail is one of the best in the world.

Audrey’s Pegu Club

The cocktail culture revival in New York City owes a lot of thanks to Audrey Saunders. Her Pegu Club was a premier spot for new and classic cocktails alike — along with being a welcoming place for creative conversations. While COVID-19 caused the bar to close down, Audrey’s influence on mixology and her Pegu Club cocktail live on.

 

 




Events


Barrel to Bottle
Demonstrations

Barrel to Bottle

Sunday, May 22, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bottle Your Own Sazerac Rye Whiskey hosted by House Distiller David Bock.

Cocoa & Cocktails: Bourbon
Tastings

Cocoa & Cocktails: Bourbon

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chocolate and bourbon pairing hosted by Sazerac House cocktail experts and Piety & Desire Chocolates.

Rum blending
Tastings

Blend Your Rum Experience

Thursday, May 26, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hands-on custom rum blending class hosted by Sazerac House Experts.

Walking with Whiskey
Demonstrations

Walking with Whiskey

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Distillery tour and cocktail tasting hosted by House Distiller David Bock.

Barrel to Bottle
Demonstrations

Barrel to Bottle

Sunday, June 19, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bottle Your Own Sazerac Rye Whiskey hosted by House Distiller David Bock.

Sazerac Drink_Learn
Seminars

Drink & Learn: Sazerac Cocktail

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Orleans History Discussion and Cocktail Demo Hosted by Drinks Historian Elizabeth Pearce.

Sazerac Cocktail
Virtual Tastings

Sazerac Cocktail Day Virtual Class

Thursday, June 23, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Virtual Sazerac Cocktail Demo Hosted by a Sazerac House Cocktail Expert Matt Ray.



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