About The Sazerac® Cocktail
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.
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.
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
Follow Sazerac House and stream LIVE on June 23rd.
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.