Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Sazerac Cocktail

July 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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 Today we are sharing our take on the classic, Sazerac which hails from New Orleans and is credited as being among the first true cocktails. The first Sazerac cocktails were made with Cognac: a brand name called Sazerac. Around the 1870’s, rye whiskey replaced the Cognac... today, it can be made with either or both! We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1 Lemon Peel

For Drink
Absinthe (for rinse)
2 oz. Cognac
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Several dashes Peychaud's Bitters (or Bitters of your choice)

Ice (Crushed & Cubed)

You will also need a mixing glass and an rocks tumbler or old fashioned glass.



Let's Make the Drink!

  1. Rinse your rocks tumbler or old fashion glass with Absinthe, then fill with crushed ice and set aside.

  2. In your mixing glass, add:

    • Cubed Ice

    • Cognac (2 oz.)

    • Simple syrup (1/2 oz)

    • Bitters (3-4 dashes)

  3. Stir until chilled.

  4. Discard crushed ice and excess Absinthe in your prepared glass from step 1.

  5. Strain drink into your glass.

  6. Express with lemon peel and add as garnish.

  7. Enjoy!


Mixology Monday - Sazerac

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"It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the cognac, or any other reason."

 -W.C. Fields


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