The Sazerac is now Louisiana’s official cocktail.

Yesterday the Sazerac was designated the state’s official cocktail by a the House Judiciary Committee who voted 8-3 for Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Edwin Murray, making the drink the state’s official cocktail after it bogged down for weeks in the Senate.

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© 2008 Fred Mulhearn

Rep. Cedric Richmond, New Orleans, who handled the bill for Murray, said the drink has been around since the 19th century pharmacist Antoine Amedee Peychaud concocted the drink based on the bitters he made. “This is one of those things Louisiana is known for.”

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