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Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Sazerac Cocktail

This is a lovely drink that can be made with rye or cognac. I’d recommend using both. I personally really enjoy the spicy bite of rye and the sweetness of cognac combined in a Sazerac, a flavor that complements the Peychaud’s bitters and absinthe rinse beautifully. This is a booze-forward drink served straight up that is not for everyone but, once-accustomed, possesses a balance and aroma that is hard to resist.

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Graham G.
Step-by-step instructions and ingredients for creating the Sazerac Cocktail Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 oz rye
  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 white sugar cube
  • ¼ oz of absinthe
  • Angostura bitters
  • Peychaud’s bitters
  • Lemon zest


  • Add your absinthe to a glass that is chilling with ice and rinse the absinthe throughout
  • Once the glass is chilled, discard the absinthe
  • In a mixing glass, combine the sugar, a splash of water (¾ oz) and 2 dashes each of Angostura and Peychaud’s. Muddle together
  • Add the rye and cognac, ice, and stir until chilled and lightly diluted
    Sazerac Cocktail
  • Strain into your absinthe-rinsed glass, zest the rim and stem with lemon zest.
  • Enjoy
    Sazerac Cocktail


And... here it is:
Sazerac Cocktail

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