Born in New Orleans, the Sazerac is a spirit driven whiskey drink that just sings. It is not to be chugged, guzzled, or taken as a shot. Savor it. Enjoy it. Experience it. Your first one, that is. Play around with your favorite rye whiskey and make it your own!


Equipment: mixing glass, old fashioned glass, cocktail spoon, muddler

1 sugar cube

3 dashes Scrappy’s Orleans style bitters

1 dash Scrappy’s Aromatic bitters

3 oz rye whiskey

Splash of absinthe for rinse

Lemon peel for garnish


Place sugar cube in mixing glass and add both bitters. Muddle until sugar cube is broken down and beginning to dissolve. Add rye whiskey and top with ice. Stir for 20-25 seconds. In old fashioned glass, add about a quarter ounce of absinthe and roll the glass around to coat in liquid. Discard extra liquid. Strain whiskey, sugar and bitters in to old fashioned glass and add a few ice cubes. Garnish with twist of lemon. Cheers!


Author: sauceandshake

A culinary and libatious adventure of a cook and a bartender who strive to make things as complimentary as they are to each other.

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