February 21, 2012

"Tujaque's Sazeracs"

Oil on linen mounted on panel - 6" x 8"

In honor of Mardi Gras, I have painted the bartender at Tujaque's Restaurant on Decatur Street in New Orleans mixing up one of the Big Easy's most famous cocktails - the Sazerac. Made with rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe, it is an acquired taste. I just happen to have the ingredients on my bar so I may just have to make myself one. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Sazerac cocktail:
  • 1 cube or 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 dashes Peychaud Bitters
  • Splash water, about 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • Splash Herbsaint (or Pernod), about 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon peel for garnish
  • Ice


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful mood and story in this little jewel, Mark!

B Boylan said...

Spanning my blog roll and this one popped off the computer! A must click to inspect with much delight! Love it!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diana. It's been a while since I painted a human being.

Mark Adams said...

Aw, Thanks, Brenda.