Sazerac: The Official Drink of New Orleans

Sazerac: The Official Drink of New Orleans

With all its other problems taken care of, New Orleans has turned its attention to, at last, making the Sazerac the official drink of the city. The House has passed a resolution 62 to 33, declaring the classic cocktail the official NOLA tipple, which now goes to the Governor’s desk for his autograph. Take that, Hurricane!


The measure by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, originally sought to make the drink — one of the oldest cocktails in the nation — the official cocktail of the state, but the Senate refused to go along with that, opting to make it the city’s official cocktail.

The official drink of the state will thus remain moonshine.


Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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