LEARN THE LINGO:
NEW ORLEANS STYLE
The famous Sazerac is a drink invented in New Orleans.
Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, ingeniously created the
enterprising concoction in the 1830s. The original recipe included brandy
and absinthe mixed with bitters made from a secret recipe of Peychaud's.
the 1850s, the drink became popular at an Exchange Alley coffee house.
The brandy used by the establishment was made by Sazerac de Forge et
Fils, so the drink and the coffee house both adopted the same name.
rye whiskey was substituted for brandy and mixed with bitters, sugar
and water to produce the taste that has made the drink legendary.
it was suggested that Louisiana needed an official state cocktail and
that it should be the Sazerac. The Louisiana Legislature, however,
rejected the idea, claiming it would negatively affect the state's image.
Instead, the Sazerac was named the official cocktail of New Orleans only!