Latin Quarter

Originally coming from Death and Co. in New York, the Latin Quarter is essentially a twist on the classic Sazerac.  Two ingredients make this one unique, for starters an aged rum is use as the spirit here instead of the classic rye.  However the interesting twist comes from the addition of mole bitters.  Together though…

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Sazerac, the cocktail of New Orleans

Ultimately another variation of the pre-prohibition “Whiskey Cocktail“, the sazerac is a cocktail that originated in New Orleans.  Believed by some to be the oldest cocktail in America, with documented examples of the drink being made prior to the American Civil War. Things were complicated for almost a century with the Sazerac though, with absinthe…

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Sawyer

If you’re a fan of Angostura and Peychaud’s (like I am) then you’ll enjoy this cocktail.  The Sawyer has the aromatic, herbal flavor that comes from both of those bitters, and it’s balanced out by the orange bitters and half of a Gimlet cocktail. Gimlet: 4 ounces London Dry Gin 1 ounce lime juice (most…

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré, not only another  name for the French Quarter in New Orleans, it is also one of the best cocktail contributions to come from the city.  Pronounced (Voo-ca-RAY), it is a drink similar to the Sazarac but not quite as herbal.  Also with the absence of absinthe and addition of the vermouth and benedictine…

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