Sazerac

Sazerac
Sazerac
This anise-perfumed cocktail is a New Orleans classic.Todd Coleman

This anise-scented libation was devised at New Orleans' Sazerac Coffee House in the mid-1800s. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.

Sazerac
This anise-scented libation was devised at New Orleans' Sazerac Coffee House in the mid-1800s.
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 12 tsp. sugar
  • 2 oz. Sazerac rye
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 lemon peel twist
  • 8 drops Herbsaint liqueur

Instructions

  1. Dissolve sugar in 1 tsp. water in a shaker; fill with ice. Add rye, bitters, and peel; stir to chill. Swirl Herb-saint in a rocks glass; discard. Strain rye mixture into glass. Serve alongside ice water.