Signature Drink: The Sazerac

Signature drinks are becoming more popular among couples. Essentially, a signature drink is a cocktail you two agree to serve at your reception. If you are having a New Orleans wedding, the Sazerac is a colorful cocktail option. Below you will find the recipe and directions.

Signature New Orleans Wedding Beverage

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz. rye whisky
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • absinthe
  • lemon peel
  • old-fashioned glass

Directions:

  1. In an Old-Fashioned glass (not a mixing glass; it's part of the ritual), muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water.
  2. Add several small ice cubes and the rye whiskey, the Peychaud's bitters, and the Angostura bitters.
  3. Stir well and strain into a second, chilled, Old-Fashioned glass in which you have rolled around a few drops of absinthe until its inside is thoroughly coated, pouring off the excess.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

In order to inform guests of your signature drink, I would recommend including it on your menu, or have signage at the bar.

Mandeville Wedding

I want to know your opinion in the comments below. Did you (or are you planning to) include a signature drink? Why or why not?