Exploring the Sazerac Cocktail

February 1, 2018 (Last Updated: February 16, 2020) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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This is going to be a new one for me, as I have never had a Sazerac before. Heck, I haven’t even been to New Orleans and I consider myself a fairly well traveled chap! No matter; we are covering the Sazerac cocktail anyways. I just don’t know too much about this famous drink, but I do know that it is associated with New Orleans, is an American cocktail, and that it has absinthe in it. Additionally, we are getting close to the 2018 Mardi Gras celebration, so I thought it would be fun to focus in on New Orleans. Follow along as we spend the next several weeks diving deep into the Sazerac cocktail.


I haven’t had a Sazerac, but maybe more of a shocker is that I have never had absinthe! I even have a small bottle of it in my liquor cabinet from about 15 years ago, but just haven’t opened it! Most of my adult life, absinthe has not been available to me. Sure, I heard about it and images of 19th century French poets always came to mind. From a pretty early age I remember hearing that absinthe can make you hallucinate, so there always was a bit of a mystique and a bit of wonder surrounding the alcohol.

What I hope to cover in our Sazerac deep dive

Like in every deep dive, we are going to cover some of the topic’s recipes, so we will be looking at that. We will look into the history of the drink and hopefully cover some New Orleans history, as well. Plus, I think we will publish a separate little ditty about absinthe itself.

This cocktail really has a place, not only in New Orleans history, but in the history of cocktails in America. This southern classic teeters on being one of the first cocktails in American lore and solidly has a place in the annals of New Orleans history. Maybe this will give me a reason to get down to New Orleans! Enjoy our Sazerac deep dive and please follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!


Here is a list of all of the posts in this series:

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    Samantha Paul
    February 2, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Hey Ben…! I love cocktail and its looks soooo cool & attractive, I will trying to make this drink. Thanks for sharing…….!

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    February 2, 2018 at 4:58 am

    I’ve never had a Sazerac either, so I’m looking forward to your posts.

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