New Orleans Sazerac Cocktail 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes



  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 tsp Pernod
  • ice
  • lemon peel


In an Old-Fashioned glass muddle the sugar cube with the water.

Add a bit of ice and the rye whiskey and bitters. Stir together.

In a second Old-Fashioned glass add Pernod and coat the glass with it. Strain the rye whiskey into the glass and garnish with a lemon peel.


The original recipe calls for absinthe, but we found that Pernod is a great alternative.

You can always add a dash of Angostura bitters if you please.

Perfect Pairing

This New Orleans cocktail goes great with Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts