The Sazerac cocktail is said to have been created around 1850, it takes its name from the Cognac of the same name with which the cocktail was originally made. A few years later, Cognac was forced to be replaced by rye whiskey because of phylloxera which was destroying the vines (nb: Cognac is a wine brandy). The original Sazerac recipe is therefore good with Cognac.
The Sazerac crafting technique is unique. It's a tradition and a story to be respected, we don't make this recipe like any cocktail made directly from the glass! So follow the above instructions carefully.
Some serve the Sazeracs over crushed ice, we strongly advise against it so that the flavors are not drowned out.
The Sazerac is an old cocktail, but contrary to some popular belief it is not the oldest.