Forget Mardi Gras beads, po’boys and chicory coffee, nothing says “New Orleans” like a Sazerac. Vibrant, boozy and timeless, this three-ingredient cocktail stalwart is simple to construct and just as easy to modify. You can swap out the sweetener, use a variety of different styles or brands of absinthe, or—apologies to whiskey lovers and cocktail purists—even swap out the usual rye for a different base spirit.
We created three new Sazeracs, each designed for a different palate. For the spritz-fanatics, there’s an absinthe-soaked twist on a Champagne Cocktail. For the tiki-minded, there’s a spiced, rum-based Sazerac. And, for those who like things a little savory, there’s an aromatic, caraway-inflected cocktail made with rye whiskey and aquavit. Whatever your preference, there’s a Sazerac (or some version of one) out there for you.