Sazerac Cocktail (Michter’s Straight Rye)

Sazerac Cocktail 17 out of 28.

I have challenged myself to post 28 Sazeracs in 28 days for the month of February.

I’ll try some different spirits, try some out at bars, and have some friends make them for me. Hopefully, if I can get my act together we’ll have some video.


Sazerac Cocktail.
1 Lump of Sugar. (10ml Rich Simple Syrup)
1 Dash Angostura or Peychana Bitters. (a couple dashes Peychaud’s Bitters)
1 Glass Rye or Canadian Club Whisky. (2 oz Michter’s Straight Rye)

Stir well and strain into another glass that has been cooled and rinsed with Absinthe (Sirene Absinthe Verte) and squeeze lemon peel on top.

Michter’s is an historic American Whiskey Brand. Something like it was originally produced in Pennsylvania, though the history is quite tangled.  Suffice it to say that most of the current whiskey sold as “Michter’s” has very little to do with whatever whiskey was made in 1753.  However, fortunately, Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye is a very nice rye.  It treads a nice path between the lack of impact of some of the lower priced ryes and those big boys who strain your pocket book.

Makes a fine Sazerac, as well.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

3 thoughts on “Sazerac Cocktail (Michter’s Straight Rye)

  1. Erik: I, too, enjoy the Michter’s Sazarac–it makes a very pleasant, slightly sweet version. But the thing that pleases me the most is that shot glass in your photo. We had one of those when I was a kid–I must have washed it a million times–and hadn’t thought of it for decades. 4 oz for Jackasses, hahahaha. Thanks for including it.

  2. Thanks for trying the Michter’s in a Sazerac. I like this product well enough but find its price point to be kind of a puzzler. It sits between WT/Rittenhouse 100 and the ‘big boys’ like the Handy and Sazerac 18. I just don’t find it distinctive enough to justify the price bump, which is to say, I’d rather stick with what’s in the well or simply splurge a bit.

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