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Monday Classics: The Sazerac

Monday Classics: The Sazerac

We’re returning to New Orleans today to talk about the third and final classic cocktail to hail from this city, believed by many to¬†actually be America’s first “branded” cocktail. The history of the drink begins in 1838 with Antoine Amedie Peychaud, the owner of an apothecary shop in New Orleans, and creator of the famous Peychaud’s bitters. In addition to his apothecary duties, Peychaud began making “toddies” for his friends that included only 2 ingredients: brandy and Peychaud’s bitters. By

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