Joe Riley Posted February 5, 2008 Share Posted February 5, 2008 I had the pleasure last night of having an wonderfully-made, honest-to goodness Sazerac (thanks, Derek!), one of the quintessential beverage experiences of New Orleans (as the article I'm about to post mentions, "Hurricanes are for tourists, Sazeracs are for natives") Derek thoughtfully provided me with this excellent article about the Sazerac cocktail (note: it's slightly out of date. For example, it mentions that Old Overholt Rye is 86 proof, and it no longer is, it is now 80 proof) The traditional pastis of New Orleans is Herbsaint, a low-cost absinthe-substitute which is ubiquitous in N.O. as is the aforementioned Old Overholt, which is perfectly-decent and inexpensive for rye whiskey. Also, I expect that Abita beers (Amber, Purple Haze, Turbo Dog, Restoration Ale, etc..) will be consumed. I guess that Dixie (and, by extension, Blackened Voodoo Lager and Crimson Voodoo) are still not available here due to the aftermath of Katrina? Haven't seen them since. Laissez le bon temps roulez! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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