Sazeracs are a traditional New Orleans cocktail, and this version is oh-so-refreshing as the temperatures outside rise.
These Summer Sazerac Coolers were a huge hit at Chef Bill’s Cajun Cooking Class Girls Night Out last week in La Cucina at the Market.
The class sold out early, so if you missed your chance to attend, you can make your own Sazerac. Chef Bill was kind enough to share his recipe….
Summer Sazerac Cooler
6 ea Sugar Cubes
¾. Tsp Peychaud’s Bitters
½ Tsp Angostura Bitters
2 ea Lemon Peel, no pith 1.5 inches long
2 ea Orange Peel, no pith 1.5 inches long
1.5 oz Vieux Carre Absinthe
3 oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey
3 oz Club Soda
5oz Lemon/Lime Sparkling Water
2 oz Coke
2 cups Ice Cubes
1.) Muddle in a large pitcher, the sugar cubes and both bitters till well combined and somewhat melted.
2.) Add citrus peel and muddle slightly to bruise, so as to let out the oils.
3.) Add ice to pitcher followed by the liquor and stir well to dissolve the sugar and combine the rest of the flavors.
4.) Add the flavored sparkling water followed by the coke and club soda stir gently to combine. Enjoy