Sazerac

Sazerac – The Traditional – $19
H by Hine cognac stirred together with traditional gum syrup, Peychaud bitters, served in a Herbsaint rinsed rocks glass and finished with lemon twist. Also available with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, 50-50 or with any spirit of your choice

Signature Cocktails

Smoked Honey – $19
Johnny Walker Black and Talisker 10yo stirred together with cigar smoked honey, Fernet Branca, Peychaud bitters

Rue Royale – $18
Ketel One vodka, vanilla, passionfruit puree, salted caramel, lemon and apple juice. Shaken and served up

Bienville – $18.5
Clement French “Agricole Rhum”, roasted pineapple & pressed lime juice, shaken with cracked coffee beans. Served up with a ground, dark cacao rim

Decatur – $18
Bacardi 8yo rum infused with Applewood smoked dates, slowly stirred with Rosso Antico sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters. Served up

Rue Dumaine – $18
Ketel One vodka, cold pressed coconut, cranberry, house made pomegrenate syrup & kaffir lime leaves. Served tall

Rue Dauphine – $15
House made blood orange sorbet mixed with sparkling wine and Belvoire raspberry and lemon cordial

Cold Pressed Obsessed

Bourbon Street – $19
Fig and walnut infused Hine cognac, white creme de cacao and apple juice served up then dusted with grated nutmeg

Rue Desire – $19
Pampero Anejo rum infused with dried banana, cold pressed pineapple, house made falernum, fresh lime zest. Served up

Toulouse Street – $19
Dried apricot infused Tanqueray gin, freshly pressed lemon and ruby grapefruit shaken with lemon thyme and paychaud. Served up

Elysian Fields – $19
Pampero Anejo rum cold press infused with almond, paw-paw and mango, pressed lime and fresh orange juice. Served over crushed ice

Belle Chasse – $19
Ketel One vodka infused with cold pressed hazelnuts and dark cacao beans, shaken with fresh espresso

Magnolia – $19
Cold Pressed, dried peach Bulleit Bourbon, Earl Grey tea, fresh peppermint. Served over crushed ice in a julep cup

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Redbank Emily Brut – Bottle $55 / Glass $10
King Valley, VIC

NV Pizzini Prosecco – $75
King Valley, VIC

NV Louis Bouillot Perle d’Ivoire – $80
Burgundy, FRA

2012 Deviation Road Loftia Brut – $95
Adelaide Hills, SA

NV Ruinart Brut – Bottle $120 / Glass $22
Reims, Champagne, FRA

NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – $195
Reims, Champagne, FRA

NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose – $215
Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne, FRA

2004 Perrier-Jouët La Belle Epoque – $295
Epernay, Champagne, FRA

2004 Dom Perignon Brut Vintage – $400
Epernay, Champagne, FRA

White Wine

Slip Knot, Sauvignon Blanc – Bottle $50 / Glass $10
Marlborough, NZ

Tim Adams, Riesling – Bottle $60 / Glass $12
Clare Valley, SA

Rob Dolan True Colors, Chardonnay – Bottle $65 / Glass $12.5
Yarra Valley, VIC

Corte Giara, Pinot Grigio – Bottle $60 / Glass $11.50
Italy

William Fevre, Chablis – $95
Burgundy, FRA

Beer

Peroni Red, Italy – $8
Easy drinking Italian lager with a slight richness

4 Pines Kolsh, Manly – $9.5
German style golden lager with a crisp and clean finish

Abita Golden Lager, New Orleans – $11
A brilliant brew made with American malt and spring water from Louisiana

Abita Restoration Pale Ale, New Orleans – $11
Rich body, brewed with pale malt and dry hopped with cascade hops

Abita Turbo Dog, New Orleans – $11
Dark, brown ale with a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavour

Hillbilly Apple Cider, Blue Mountains – $9.5
Nice dry cider made with 100% whole crushed mountain apple

James Boags Light, Tasmania – $7

Ode to The Sazerac

In 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, owner of a New Orleans apothecary, treated his friends to brandy toddies of his own recipe, including his “Peychaud’s Bitters,” made from a secret family recipe. The toddies were made using a double-ended egg cup as a measuring cup or jigger, then known as a “coquetier” (pronounced “ko-k-tay”), from which some believed the word “cocktail” derived from, but was just an odd coincidence.

By 1850, the Sazerac Cocktail, made with Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters, was immensely popular, and became the first “branded” cocktail. In 1873, the recipe for the Sazerac Cocktail was altered to replace the French brandy with American Rye whiskey, and a dash of absinthe was added.

In 1933, the Sazerac Cocktail was bottled and marketed by the Sazerac Company of New Orleans. That same year, “Herbsaint,” a pastis, was made according to a French recipe; “Herbsaint” was so named for the New Orleans term for wormwood – “Herb Sainte.”

In 1940, the Official Sazerac Cocktail recipe was modified to use Herbsaint as the absinthe.

Finally, in 2000, the Official Sazerac Cocktail recipe was modified to use Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

New Orleans Classics

Hurricane – $20
A heavy combination of three differents rum (Coruba Jamaican, Clement agricole and Kraken Spiced), passionfruit, pomegrenate, lemon juice and orange. Pat O’Brien, 1940’s

New Orleans Fizz – $18
Tanqueray gin, freshly pressed lemon juice, orange blossom, cream, egg white and soda. Served tall. Henrico C. Ramos, 1888.

Creole Mary – $18
Ketel One vodka washed with prosciutto, house made celery shrub, Cajun spice, tomato juice. Brennan’s restaurant 1950’s.

Brandy Crusta – $19
Cognac, freshly pressed lemon juice, Orange Curacao and Maraschino liquor finished with angostura and peychauds bitters. Joseph Santana, 1852

Vieux Carre – $19
Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud and Angostura bitters served with crystal clear ice. Walter Bergeron, 1938

Absinthe Frappe – $20
Absinthe, almond syrup, soda water and fresh mint. Served tall over crushed ice Cayetano Ferrer, 1874

De La Louisiane – $19
Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, Absinthe and Peychaud bitters served up with a twist of orange Stanley Clisby Arthur, 1937

Grasshopper – $20
Vodka, Branca Menta, White creme de cacao, cream. Served up with grated chocolate Philip Guichet, 1850’s

Red Wine

Torres Rose de Casta, Grenache (Rose) – Bottle $50 / Glass $11
Penedes, SPA

Rob Dolan True Colours, Pinot Noir – Bottle $60 / Glass $12
Yarra Valley, VIC

Alamos, Malbec – Bottle $60 / Glass $12
Mendoza, ARG

Sister’s Run Epiphany, Shiraz – Bottle $60 / Glass $12
McLaren Vale, SA

Earthworks, Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle $50 / Glass $10.5
Barossa Valley, SA

Torbreck Woodcutters, Shiraz – $70
Barossa Valley, SA

Soft Drinks

Mineral Water – $6

Juices – $5
Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Cranberry

Soft Drinks – $4.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Tonic