The Sazerac originated in New Orleans, Louisianna and is based on a combination of Cognac and Peychaud's Bitters. A Cocktail consisting of whiskey, Sugar syrup and a dash each of Bitters and Pernod. Its name comes from the fact that it was originally served at the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. The first of these potent drinks is said to have been made with Sazerac-du-Forge, a French brandy.

Sazerac from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

  • Serves: 1



  1. Coat the inside of the glass with a film of absinthe.
  2. Stir the rest of the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice.
  3. Strain into the absinthe coated glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel and serve.

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