The Sazerac Cocktail

Like food, every cocktail has a story behind it.  There are obviously the personal connections that one has to a drink.  For me, I’ll always think of warm summer afternoons when I’m sipping a gin and tonic.  Steaming mugs of hot toddies go hand in hand with Downton Abbey marathons. And champagne… well, I will never forget our meal at The French Laundry and the marriage of bubbly with the briny poached oysters and tapioca “pearls” in custard.

I started this blog because I feel that there is so much to learn from cooking and food.  Beyond these experiences, however, are the historical tales that go along with each dish.  Do some research into your favorite food, and you’ll surely be able to uncover an elaborate story.

And the same goes for alcoholic libations.  For my latest piece for The Boys’ Club, the cocktail blog that I started with a wonderfully talented bunch of male bloggers, I begin a new series focusing on the history of cocktails.  This month’s feature is on the much beloved Sazerac, a drink that has a much deeper (and more convoluted) story than I expected.  Head on over to The Boys Club to read all about the Sazerac.

  • November 5, 2012 - 6:21 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This sounds so fabulous! What an awesome drink!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mnnn. . . I LOVES me some Sazerac, especially when Ted Timmerman is doing the pouring.

    Cuando el nombre para un tipo de comida es chistoso de pronunciar, creo que el sabor es mejor.ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 9:25 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - Heading over right now. I love the idea of your new series!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 9:43 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - This is so pretty, Brian. I tried my first Sazerac with Gwen a year ago in NOLA. Yours looks just as awesome as the one I had there. cheers!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Eileen - Yay Sazerac! It’s one of my favorite lesser-known cocktails. :)ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Shaina - The lemon curl is just absolute perfection.ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Alison Lewis - too gorgeous Brian! You have a gift.ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    Stacey - Sounds intriguing and I love the photo. It’s lemon curl perfection.ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2012 - 2:26 am

    Jaclyn - so glad I discovered your blog after reading Olivia’s, such beautiful photos and the stories behind the recipes are brilliant, well done!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Joanne - I’ve never even heard of a Sazerac but you can bet I’ll be going over to check out that post! Food does hold so much memory and history doesn’t it? perhaps that’s at least part of why we love it so much.ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2012 - 4:14 am

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - I’ve always been fascinated by the story and history behind our food, it makes the experience of a meal that much more rewarding.ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Colette - Hello, Brian!
    I just discovered your blog and I am already liking it a lot! I think it’s sad that not enough men blog vs women. I always like to read what guys think and see the world through their perspective.
    Like most of the people, I am a foodie. I don’t blog much about it, but I like to see other’s food related blogs. Anyway, I just wanted to communicate to you my appreciation of your blog! Have a great day!

    PS: the photo is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Kiran @ - I’m a sucker for anything historic. And a drink :)ReplyCancel

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  • November 14, 2014 - 12:15 am

    How To: Throw a New Orleans-Style Soirée Like a Local | design district - […] drink: French 75s for the ladies and Sazeracs for the gents – and Abita Strawberry Harvest beer (if you can find […]ReplyCancel

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