Fri., Jul. 27, 2012 7:45 AM EDT
Raise your glass for a toast to the Crescent City. New Orleans is known for its rich culture and entertainment, as well as creating some of the tastiest cocktails. Check out the top five cocktails that you should serve at your next Super Bowl Party, or if you’re lucky enough to cop tickets to Super Bowl XLVII. Cheers! –yvette caslin
Sazerac: Named New Orleans official cocktail in 2008, it was created by Antoine Armedie Peychaud at his pharmacy on Royal Street around the 1830s.
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 1/2 ounces rye or American whiskey
- 2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
- Dash of angostura bitters
- Dash of absinthe (can substitute Herbsaint, Pernod, or Ricard)
- Twist of lemon peel
- Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Put the sugar cube in a second Old Fashioned glass with just enough water to moisten it; then crush the cube.
- Add the rye, the two bitters, and a few cubes of ice, and stir. Discard the ice from the first glass, and pour in the absinthe.
- Turn the glass to coat the sides with the absinthe; then pour out the excess. Strain the rye mixture into the absinthe-coated glass. Twist and squeeze a lemon peel over the glass. Rub the rim of the glass with the peel, discarding it when finished.