The History of the Sazerac

America’s first craft cocktail, the source of the word cocktail, New Orleans official drink and above all delicious. The Sazerac cocktail was developed in 1850 at New Orleans Sazerac Coffee House. It was originally made with cognac and locally produced Peychaud’s bitters. Around 1870, the cognac in the recipe was changed to rye whiskey. Sazerac is a variation on

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