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To cocktail enthusiasts everywhere, the Sazerac Cocktail has long served as the full-bodied embodiment of New Orleans history in a glass. Only since June 23, 2008, was it made official when the state of Louisiana made The Sazerac Cocktail the Official Cocktail of New Orleans.

Join us for a jubilant celebration as we salute this spirited milestone during Sazerac Cocktail Week, June 20th-26th, 2022.

Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail gained fame in New Orleans in the 1850s, and to this day is enjoyed and enamored all around the world. In the Sazerac House, the Sazerac has found its grandest home yet, steps from where the Sazerac Cocktail became a beloved favorite. Now’s your chance to revel in the history and raise a glass to the Sazerac Cocktail.

Black and white vintage photo of woman drinking out of a Sazerac glass

Giving Back

Sazerac Cocktail Week will benefit Feed The Second Line which is dedicated to supporting the culture bearers of New Orleans. They seek to build a more equitable city by creating opportunity for the people that make it a vibrant place. Learn more about Feed The Second Line and donate directly to create a lasting impact on the birthplace of the cocktail.

Virtual Sazerac Class

Join us virtually and learn about the evolution of New Orleans’ official cocktail. Featuring Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Herbsaint Liqueur.

Make a Sazerac Cocktail

Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice. In a second Old-Fashioned glass, place a sugar cube and add three dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to it. Crush the sugar cube. Add 1.5 oz Sazerac Rye Whiskey to the glass with the Peychaud’s Bitters and sugar. Add ice and stir. Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with .25 oz Herbsaint. Discard the remaining Herbsaint. Strain the whiskey / bitters / sugar mixture from the glass into the Herbsaint coated glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Bars and restaurants throughout the country will feature the Sazerac Cocktail on their menus, and for every cocktail sold, $1.00 will be donated to Feed the Second Line, with up to $25,000 being matched by the Sazerac Company, and a total possible donation equaling $50,000!

105 Noshery / 55 South / Accomplice / Avondale Bowl /  Basik / Bawk by Urban Roots / Bay 13 Brewery / Big Bar / Big Star 1 / Big Star 2 / Bosscat Kitchen & Libations / Bottle & Barlow / Brennan’s of Houston / Brick & Barrel / Brown Palace Hotel / Capitol Garage / Cash Only / Chapter One / Crazy Uncle Mike’s / Emily Hotel / Fog Room / Goldfield Trading Co / Haberdasher / Half Step / Hawks Public House / Hawks Restaurant / Hawksmoor / Holiday Cocktail Lounge / House of Oliver Wine Lounge / Il Bistro / Juju Kitchen & Cocktails / Kinfolk / Life On Mars / Locked Barrel / Longman and Eagle / Lost Boy Dry Goods / Lux Bar / Maison Premiere / Maple and Ash / MIA Market / MINIBOSS / Moonshine Kitchen & cocktails / On The Rocks / Paper Plane / Parker Garage / Redbird / Rock & Rye / Rock & Rye / Room for Milly / Seven Grand / SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant / Swift’s Attic

ENTER THE COCKTAILS & CULTURE BEARERS GIVEAWAY

We’re toasting the Official Cocktail of New Orleans with an Instagram giveaway! Enter from June 20th-June 26th for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind hand-beaded Sazerac Cocktail patch intricately crafted by New Orleans culture bearers.

Visit The Sazerac House June 21-26th to catch a glimpse of progress on this work of art in real-time!

How to enter:
• Post an image of a Sazerac Cocktail
• Tag @SazeracHouse in your post and use #SazeracCocktailWeek
• Must follow @SazeracHouse to win
• Must be 21 to enter

#SazeracCocktailWeek


Sazerac cocktail to end #sazeraccocktailweek
Made it with 1.5oz of #sazeracrye
1/3teaspoon of sugar
3 dashes of #peychaudsbitters
And a wash of freyranchdistillery absinthe.
Garnished with a squish of lemon peel.
The glass was frosted, but that all disappeared in 3 seconds in the heat.
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I never knew there was an official #sazeraccocktailweek well you learn something new everyday.

Named after the New Orleans bartender who first used rye whiskey in the Sazerac Cocktail, this uncut and unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled directly from the barrel, just as it was over a century ago. Full of rich flavors, this authentic American rye whiskey is a symbol of the timeless history of New Orleans and the legacy of Thomas H. Handy.

Although the name Sazerac originated in France some 400 years ago, it wasn't until 1800s that the Sazerac cognac landed itself in New Orleans. In 1869 Thomas H. Handy & Co decided to purchase the Sazerac House after working there as a bartender for several years. During prohibition in 1919, Thomas H. Handy & Co decided to rename themselves as Sazerac Company, Inc and became the Sazerac that we know today.

Since June 23, 2008, the state of Louisiana made The Sazerac Cocktail the Official Cocktail of New Orleans. Anyone's got an awesome sazerac cocktail recipe they can share?
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It truly is a delicious cocktail. I used strawberry mint simple in this’n #sazeraccocktailweek ...

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