The stature of the city's official cocktail, the Sazerac, has been further elevated by a new Sazerac Seal of Approval, granted to bars that make this classic cocktail the right way.
The venerable cocktail has suffered years of abuse at the hands of bartenders catering to Bourbon Street's taste for candy-sweet drinks. A classic Sazerac is elegant, balanced, and complex, with a subtle sweetness that never cloys.
Here's a list of the first bars to win the Sazerac Seal of Approval:
Onward and upward!