Commander's Palace Sazerac Recipe | SAVEUR

Commander's Palace Sazerac

Todd Coleman

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. This recipe first appeared in our April 2013 special feature on New Orleans.

Commander's Palace Sazerac
How to make a Commander's Palace Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans.
makes 1 cocktail


12 oz. absinthe (preferably Lucid)
2 oz. rye
14 oz. simple syrup
Angostura bitters
Lemon twist


Pour absinthe into an old-fashioned glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur; fill glass with ice. Shake rye, simple syrup, 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters, and 1 dash Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Discard ice in glass; strain cocktail into glass. Rub the rim with a lemon twist and drop twist into cocktail.