The Sazerac Bar
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The Sazerac is thought to be America’s oldest cocktail, and it’s also the official cocktail of New Orleans. Ingredients consist of Cognac or Rye whiskey, syrup, absinthe, Peychaud’s bitters, or Herbsaint. Any bartender in New Orleans will make these with variations; here’s out guide to the best spots for Sazerac here.
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Tweleve Mile Limit, is not too posh, becoming a casual haven for younger crowds. The craftsmanship of their cocktails is refreshing for such a hip environment. Their Sazerac and other house originals are the highlights of the show, but you can also find creative concoctions like the Baudin with bourbon, lemon and Tabasco sauce for a fun evening. They also serve some mouth-watering BBQ.
Twelve Mile Limit, 500 Telemachus St New Orleans, LA 70119 504-488-8114
The 19th-century Southern gem hosts a beautiful veranda with clothed tables and a cool breeze. Inside patrons will find a historical Victorian beauty. Their indoor Victorian Lounge is quaint, and indoors or outside you can sip on the classic Sazerac and other classic cocktails. Single malt scotch, small batch bourbon and other cordials and cognacs are also featured.
Columns Hotel, 3811 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115 504-899-9308