For this year’s Southern Decadence, try the drink of choice: The Sazerac

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on August 30th, 2019

It’s that time again! Time when all of New Orleans turns bright rainbow and plays host to the city’s second biggest festival after Mardi Gras. Yass kween, Southern Decadence is back, and it is going to be amazing.

If you’re never been to Southern Wreckadence, you should seriously descend upon the Crescent City for Labor Day weekend. What started out as a queer high tea and gathering more than 30 years ago has blossomed into a weeklong series of events and parties hosted in NoLa.

In honor of New Orleans and Southern Decadence weekend, HomoCulture is proud to present the Sazerac cocktail. A taste of Southern style, class, and sophistication in evert sip, the Sazerac is like New Orleans and Southern Decadence: sweet, salty, sexy, and a damn good time. 

Cheers, queers, to a silly fun time in the Big Easy during Southern Decadence and to a delicious Sazerac: The Southern Decadence drink of choice.

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 ½ oz rye whiskey 
  • ¼ oz absinthe 
  • 3 dashes bitters 

Fill a rocks glass with ice. In a second rocks glass, place the sugar cube and bitters. Muddle. Add in the rye whiskey to the sugar-bitters mix. Remove the ice from the first glass and swirl the glass with the absinthe. Discard the absinthe. Pour the whiskey-bitters mixture from the second glass into the first glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon peel.

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