Take a look at literature from any era, and you are sure to encounter an author or two who believed in the potential of liquor to inspire them to write. If not inspire, at least propel them into finishing what they had started. And because they shared such a colourful relationship with alcohol, it often showed in their work.
A Sazerac is a New Orleans version of a whiskey or cognac cocktail. Identified by some as possibly the oldest surviving ‘American’ cocktail, the drink – traditionally consisting of cognac or rye whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, sugar and a dash of absinthe – derives its name from the Sazerac de Forge et Fils cognac, which served as its original main ingredient.