The Spirit of Liberty
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Some say that the Sazerac is the first cocktail; it's certainly the first New Orleans cocktail; acknowledged by many as the home of the cocktail.
New Orleans Â— being closely tied with France Â— was absinthe's home in the US.
Mixologist Jonathan Pogash shows us how to make the Sazerac.
Antoine Amadie Peychaud
Since 1793 Antoine Amadie Peychaud Â— a Creole apothecary with a shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans Â— sold his own patent medicine known as Peychaud Bitters. This was later added to toddy with cognac, and is believed to be the first cocktail.
Demand was so strong that in 1850 a large bar by the name of The Sazerac was opened to sell the drink, and it is believed that one of the bartenders there started the addition of a few drops of absinthe to the cocktail. With this addition, the Sazerac as we know it today was born.
La Fee Sour
Savoy Cocktail Book
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