Commander’s Palace Sazerac

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


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


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


Step 1

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.

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