THE OLDEST KNOWN AMERICAN COCKTAIL
The sazerac is widely recognized as the oldest known American cocktail, with origins in pre–Civil War New Orleans. The drink is most traditionally a combination of rye, absinthe, Peychaud’s Bitters, and sugar. But the cocktail is a simple variation on a plain whiskey or cognac cocktail (alcohol, sugar, water, and bitters), and could have been ordered in any latter 19th Century bar in the US as a whiskey cocktail with a dash of absinthe.
Official cocktail of New Orleans
In March 2008, Louisiana state senator Edwin R. Murray (D-New Orleans) filed Senate Bill 6 designating the Sazerac as Louisiana’s official state cocktail. The bill was defeated on April 8, 2008. After further debate, on June 23, 2008, the Louisiana Legislature agreed to proclaim the Sazerac as New Orleans’ official cocktail.
The defining feature
of the Sazerac is its method of preparation, which commonly involves two chilled old-fashioned glasses. The first glass is swirled with a wash of absinthe for its flavor and strong scent. The second glass is used to combine the remaining ingredients, which are stirred with ice, then strained into the first glass. These particular combination will give your palette a very pleasant surprise. At Roosevelt we recommend you try our mixing approach in an environment that will enhance the experience.
Roosevelt Blend: Rye Whiskey, Simple Syrup, Peychauds, Absinthe Rinse, Lemon Zest
Come to Roosevelt and try the oldest known American cocktail with a twist of class!
Located in the hopping LoDo district of Denver, we are your one stop destination for the best selection of drinks. At Roosevelt we have created an atmosphere of comfort and class, serving only premium liquors and outstanding cocktails. Our spirits don’t need salt, lime or mixers. It’s good enough to stand on its own. Stop by Roosevelt and try one of our many types ofdrink combinations. Take your time, relax in one of our comfortable leather chairs and have a good discussion with your friends and colleagues. Welcome to the finest, welcome to Roosevelt!