On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’ve got a whole lotta Sazerac going on! We’re at the Sazerac House talking Sazerac Cocktail Week and, of course, the Sazerac Cocktail itself! We welcome the Sazerac House’s Matt Ray to the show where we talk about the history of the drink, how to make it, next week’s events, and much more! We also kick-off our new offering – The NOLADrinks Show’s Featured Drink, which is (obviously!) – The Sazerac. Check out our Instagram account for more!
Pictured above from left – Matt Ray of the Sazerac House and Bryan Dias of The NOLADrinks Show checking out Matt’s “official” Sazerac socks and having a sip!
The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The Sazerac Cocktail – 2022Ep18
We’re gearing up for Sazerac Cocktail Week! The series of events, both in-person and on-line, are based at New Orleans’ Sazerac House. We pay a visit to their lovely Charente Bar and are joined by their Experience Team Leader and friend of the show, Matt Ray.
We discuss the somewhat murky history of the famed Sazerac Cocktail – the official cocktail of the City of New Orleans. It’s a fascinating story with a lot that we do know (and much that we don’t). We talk about the drink’s roots in the apothecary world in the city and how the drink developed, by the mid-nineteenth century, to what we know it to be today.
Pictured above – The Sazerac Cocktail, the official cocktail of New Orleans celebrates its day on June 23rd.
We also talk about how to make it and chat about how the drink is very particular. Though it only has five ingredients, striking the proper balance is key and we delve into that including some slightly “allowable” variations in approach and key techniques.
Of course, we let you know all about next week’s Sazerac Cocktail Week’s events and how you can join in on the fun whether you’re in NOLA or not. The events will benefit and support New Orleans culture bearers through the Feed the Second Line charity. To boot, they’ve even created a special Spotify playlist that ties in terrifically with making and drinking a Sazerac and celebrating the city!
Matt sticks around for “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” our podcast-only segment, where we talk more “Sazerac” as well as some musings on other classic New Orleans cocktails!
We’re also kicking off our “The NOLADrinks Show Featured Drink” offering with this show! It’s a series where we regularly get with talented bartenders and others to share terrific drinks and how you can make them! What else, here in New Orleans, would we start with other than The Sazerac?!? Check out our Instagram account for more!
Cheers and Be Well, You All!