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OT Sazerac

A refined twist on the classic Sazerac, featuring the vibrant Orange Tiger Orange Liqueur for a hint of citrus elegance, perfectly blending with rye whiskey's spicy notes.

Difficulty Level



  • 2 oz Rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Orange Tiger Orange Liqueur
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Absinthe rinse
  • Lemon peel for garnish



  • Mixing glass
  • Strainer
  • Bar spoon
  • Old Fashioned glass
  • Ice


  1. Rinse an Old Fashioned glass with absinthe, "discard" the excess.

  2. In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube with Peychaud's Bitters and a small amount of water until dissolved.

  3. Add rye whiskey and Orange Tiger Orange Liqueur to the mixing glass with ice.

  4. Stir well until chilled.

  5. Strain into the prepared glass.

  6. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.


Sazerac is one of the best classic cocktails. Easy but unique. But that does not mean we shouldn't play with some new ideas. Here are a few to get you started. We highly recommend the vanilla riff! It works beautifully with the rye and Orange Tiger.

Brandy or Cognac, which are distilled from grapes, instead of Rye to yield a Sazerac that’s fruity and floral.

Vanilla Orange Sazerac: Add a drop of vanilla extract to the cocktail for a sweet, aromatic depth.

Orange Tiger Herbal Sazerac: Include a sprig of thyme or rosemary in the stir for an herbal note.

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About Toledo Spirits Co.

Welcome to Toledo Spirits, where tradition meets innovation in every glass. We are storytellers in the art of cocktails. Our passion lies in crafting spirits that inspire and reimagine classic cocktails with a modern twist. At Toledo Spirits, we believe that the essence of a great cocktail goes beyond its ingredients. It's about the experience, history, and balance each taste offers.

Our craft spirits are the foundation of this philosophy, each meticulously distilled to ensure the highest quality and unique character.