the story of the Sazarac
On a steamy New Orleans street called Rue Royal, in the early 19th century, a descendant of escaped slaves assembled a surprising mix of ingredients to make a cocktail that would outlast fads, floods, and whatever else his town could dish out. Antoine Peychaud's original elixir was a combination of Cognac, from Sazerac de Forge et Fils in France, and bitters made by Peychaud himself. Today the cocktail has evolved into a sublime mixture of rye whiskey, absinthe, bitters, lemon peel, and a hint of sugar, served very cold. Thanks to the much-publicized lift on the absinthe ban in this country - and the Louisiana state legislature's recent passage of a law making the Sazerac the official cocktail of New Orleans - there's never been a better time to stir one up.
How to book a tour with us
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You can order with your ticket by selecting "Upgraded Cocktail Package" from our booking widget, or add it on at a later date (before the tour start).
If you already have booked your tour but want to add the cocktail package contact us by email [email protected]
Great news New Orleans has added many more evening tours over the summer to help you avoid the heat and still have a great time. The schedule does vary so please check the schedule carefully for tour times
It's easy! You can book tickets online here. We will send you the meeting place details the day before the tour. We will send you the meeting place details the day before the tour. Our culinary tours lasts 3 to 3 and a half hours and they involve a fair amount of walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. Your guide will stay with you throughout the whole tour and will make arrangements to accommodate any special dietary restrictions. PLEASE, email us about your food needs prior to the tour, if unable to do so, PLEASE inform your guide at the meeting location before the tour starts. And don't forget to bring a camera! You will want to remember these great places for when you come back to New Orleans!