It was the end of our New Orleans trip and we decided to complete the trip by having a night cap at the historic Sazerac Bar.
The Sazerac Bar is named for the oldest cocktail in America. The Sazerac is considered the official cocktail of New Orleans and is made with 1 cube of sugar, 1 1/2 ounces of Sazerac Rye Whiskey, 1/4 ounce of Herbsaint, 3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters and a lemon peel. Some versions include absinthe in it.
Not being whiskey fans, we decided on different drinks, sat back on the couches, and took in the restored wall murals and oak bar.
The French Quarter ($12): Pear vodka, pear nectar, pear brandy, fresh lemon juice, sugar, and house-made jalapeno syrup. Though the pear flavor was light, the jalapeno added a nice spiciness to the drink.
Southern Gentleman ($12): Blackberries and mint muddled with fresh lemon juice, pure cane syrup, and Maker's Mark whiskey. Our friend chose this drink and it was fairly potent.
Sazerac Bar is located in the Roosevelt Hotel at 123 Baronne St in New Orleans, LA.