The Classic Sazerac

March 30th, 2015



Did you guys know that I sleep with the most handsome bartender in town?
It’s true.
And he loves me so much that he agreed to not only make a cocktail while I took pictures and told him to “put your hand here and turn you back there,” but he also allowed me to put an old fashion cocktail in my girly fancy gold flecked rocks glasses.


Cocktails are a cornerstone in the Richardson household. Wether it is entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet moment just the two of us, Burley and I love to share in the age-old tradition of mixing beverages. Well, Burley does. And I love to share in the age-old tradition of drinking them.


So I thought it would be fun to share a few recipes over the next few months of some of our absolute favorites. Starting with the Sazerac, which has been one of my favorites as of late. A strong. Bold. Classic cocktail. I love this recipe because the ingredients aren’t so fancy that you can’t use them in many other cocktails. So, even if you don’t have bitters or Herbsaint hanging around the house, they are a worthwhile investment if you are looking to build your cocktail bar at home! These ingredients are some great building blocks.


So without further ado… Watch these handsome hands make a handsomely delicious drink…



1 Dashes of Angostura bitters

5 Dashes of Peychaud’s bitters

1/2 Oz of Simple syrup

2 Oz Sazerac rye whiskey

Herbsaint Rinse

Lemon Peel



Cocktail Shaker



Mixing glass (Mason jar is used here… Works just great!)





1 // In the mason jar, add your bitters, simple syrup, and rye whiskey

2// Fill with ice and stir

3 // In the glass that you are going to serve your drink, give it a good rinse of Herbsaint

4 // Pour the mixture into your rinsed glass

5 // Garnish with an expressed lemon peel. Rim the glass and drop it in

6 // Drink this classic and enjoy every stout second


To Express: Superficially peel the lemon, being sure to avoid the pith. Then, squeeze the peel over the drink to express the essential oils. You can check out this video and start at second 31 to see a live tutorial. Don’t be deterred by the slick bar tender and please note that he is NOT. I repeat. He is NOT. My husband.







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Maddie Richardson


Co-Founder, Marketwake Digital Marketer, Web Designer,
Atlanta Creative

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