Sazerac Recipe
Photo: Robbie Caponetto


Makes 1 serving
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


1 tablespoon anise liqueur (such as Herbsaint or Pernod)
3 tablespoons rye whiskey
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
4 to 5 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 lemon peel


1. Pour anise liqueur into a 6- to 8-oz. glass, and swirl to coat inside of glass; discard any excess liqueur. Fill glass with ice cubes.

2. Combine whiskey and next 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds).

3. Remove ice from glass, and discard; strain mixture in cocktail shaker into chilled glass. Rub glass rim with lemon peel, and add to drink. Serve immediately.