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Timelessness of Traditions

 

In studies, scientists have concluded that traditions can boost our overall happiness even when we can’t see the connection. “Whatever the ritual is, and however small it may seem, it helps people to really get closer to one another,” says Ovul Sezer, Harvard Business School researcher. He adds, “…some rituals we don’t even know why we do them, but they still work.”

Perhaps the beauty of tradition is in the ritual that actually forces us to pause long enough to reflect; looking beyond ourselves and our own world to the world of others, to where we came from and ultimately who we are as people. Time and time again, we’ve seen how traditions have the ability to bring comfort and connect us in ways that bring us closer. Maybe you’ve realized this lately, but it seems the more thoroughly modern we become the more we yearn for connection with others.

At the Sazerac House, we’re wholly dedicated to the preservation of cocktail traditions and, frankly, a little obsessed with connecting the historical context, ingredients, and methods to traditional cocktails. In these moments, we find value and meaning, and an appreciation of the rich environments created for friends, laughter, relaxation, and delight. Simply put, we see traditions as something worth saving and savoring.

To experience hundreds of years of cocktail traditions in an afternoon, reserve your complimentary tour today.

 




Events


Strike Down Social
Signature Events

Strike Down Social

Monday, December 5, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Historical celebration of Repeal Day with a Prohibition-era cocktail tasting.

Sips and Slices
Tastings

Sips & Slices: Cocktail and Pie Pairing with Windowsill Pies

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pie and cocktail pairing hosted by Sazerac House cocktail experts and Windowsill Pies.

Barrel to Bottle
Tastings

Barrel to Bottle

Friday, December 9, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bottle your own Sazerac Rye hosted by Sazerac House Distillery Team.

Creole Holiday Tradition
Signature Events

Drink & Learn: Creole Holiday Traditions

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Sip and Shop
Signature Events

Sip & Shop

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our annual Sip & Shop event: a night of music, complimentary gift wrapping, cocktails and light bites. Our Sazerac House experts and local New Orleans vendors will be on hand to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Cocoa Rum
Demonstrations

Cocoa & Cocktails: Holiday Gatherings

Thursday, December 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Holiday inspired chocolate and cocktail pairing hosted by Sazerac House cocktail experts and Piety & Desire Chocolates.

Cheers Headdress
Demonstrations

Crafting & Cocktails: Cheers Headdress

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a spirited afternoon of crafting and cocktails! Follow along during a headdress making workshop as you sip on seasonal cocktails and prepare to ring in the new year. Add flair to your holiday outfits and discover creative techniques under the instruction of a local New Orleans artist. Session includes all materials, however guests are invited to bring items from home that they would like to incorporate into their design. Cocktails and snacks will be served. Hosted by The Sazerac House and Elizabeth Zibilich. $50 per person.



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