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Happy Fat Tuesday! Mark and I are planning to celebrate with this recipe for a Sazerac, New Orleans’ oldest cocktail (and maybe even the world’s first)…

Adapted from Epicurious

1 cube sugar
1 teaspoon cold water
2 ounces rye whiskey
Dash Pernod
Dash Peychaud’s bitters
3 or 4 ice cubes
Twist lemon peel

Dissolve the sugar in cold water in a mixing glass, and coat a separate well-chilled glass with Pernot. Mix the whiskey, bitters, sugar water and ice cubes and stir well. Strain into the chilled glass, then twist the lemon peel over the drink to release the oil and drop it in.


  1. Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    oh lordy, this is pretty~ and i bet tasty too! tx for reminding us that it’s fat tuesday!

  2. Posted February 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing I tried this drink and I love it.

  3. Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like HEAVEN–cheers!

  4. Posted February 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely adore your aesthetic! The photos are all so very lovely, and I think this cocktail would be the perfect compromise between my boyfriend’s Manhattans and my champagne cocktails. Also, it looks like you’re in Maryland? I lived in Baltimore for 8 years — a good ol’ town!

    • Laicie
      Posted February 13, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

      Thank you SO much Melissa! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog! I do live in Maryland… a little in the sticks, actually, in Frederick, but I love Baltimore. It really is a good town. Soo much personality. 🙂

      I’m beginning to think we need a Baltimore blogger meet-up so I can drag all of you ladies back who used to live in the area and meet some who still do! Hmm… ideas.

  5. Posted February 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Ohh, that looks good! I love how you curled the lemon peel – fancy! 🙂 Hope you had a great fat tuesday!

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