BH_Cajun Sazerac


Ah, Mardi Gras. An excuse to party, wear beads and behave in a festive manner. Or, as we like to call it, Friday.

In the spirit of the celebration, here’s a  twist on a classic Sazerac cocktail, native to New Orleans.

Basil Hayden’s Cajun Sazerac

Created by Brittini Rae Peterson (Los Angeles)


2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

1/2 part Cajun Spice Syrup*

5 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

2 dashes Angostura® Bitters

Lemon Zest

Sprig of Thyme


1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

2. Stir until well chilled and strain into a cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with the zest of a lemon a sprig of thyme.


*Cajun Spice Syrup


1 cup Water

1 cup Sugar

1 tbsp. Cajun Spice



1. Combine all three ingredients in a saucepan and warm.

2. Stir until sugar and Cajun Spice are fully dissolved into the water.

3. Strain into an empty container and set aside.


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