new orleans cocktails

The Sazerac – The New Orleans Favorite

So many great cocktails have come out of New Orleans, and the Sazerac is no exception. Some say it’s the oldest cocktail in America! As legend has it, it was first concocted by a pharmacist named Antoine Amédée Peychaud in his pharmacy on Royal Street using brand, bitters, sugar, and absinthe. Tastes and times have changed, and so has the Sazerac, but it still remains incredibly popular.

Try the Grilled Lemon & Cherry Sazerac at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe!

As your favorite Cajun food restaurant, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer our own specialty twist on this pre-Civil War, New Orleans classic! Delicious Jack Daniels is the star of the show in our Sazerac, along with filthy Italian cherries and grilled lemons. So good. And pairs great with a bacon wrapped Shrimp en Brochette and dirty rice…just sayin’.

Make the Sazerac at Home!

No time to visit us at Razzoo’s this week? Impress your friends with this tasty Sazerac – at home! Here’s our recipe (your welcome):

1.  Start by pouring a few dashes of cherry and lemon bitters in a cocktail shaker.

2.  Next pour in about a tablespoon of cherry juice, a teaspoon of simple syrup, and 4-5 filthy Italian cherries.

3.  Muddle all ingredients in the glass to combine flavors.

4.  Grab your serving glass and just coat the glass in absinthe; pour the rest out. (You just want to add a little flavor here!)

5.  Return to your muddled mixture and add a little ice, 2 oz. of Jack Daniels, and shake!

6.  Strain and pour in your glass to serve. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries. Enjoy!

See our full segment on WBTV here.

Join us at Razzoo’s this week for the Sazerac, other delicious drink specials, craft beer, and of course, the best Cajun food in Texas!

*Menu and specials subject to change without notice. Ask your server for details on current specials and menu items.

Storms A’Brewin! – Tall Tales of the Hurricane Cocktail

“Storms a’brewin!”


More than just a description of the weather, back in the old days that phrase got you a FREE drink! Read on to learn more about the storied beginnings of one of our favorite cocktails here at Razzoo’s – the hurricane (or Hurrycane as we call it!):


The year was 1940, and in those days, Prohibition was a very real thing. Business owner Pat O’Brien opened a speakeasy in New Orleans, the perfect stop for sailors along their travels. If they wanted to get into the speakeasy, the phase was simple: “storms a’brewin.”


Once inside, sailors could order a variety of drinks, but one was free  - the hurricane. You see, getting quality liquor was difficult and the liquor suppliers knew it. In order to get even just a little bit of the good stuff, they made business owners order a ton of the cheap stuff. Well, Mr. O’Brien found himself with a heap of cheap rum and nothing ot use it for, so he came up with a plan. Why not mix it up with some fruit juice, then serve it to sailors for free as a gimmick to get them into his bar vs. others! The trick worked, but the joke’s on O’Brien because not only did they drink it – they liked it! The hurricane as we know it today was born.


The drink is still widely popular in New Orleans, and if you’re there, you’ll most likely see people carrying it around in plastic cups because carrying around glass cups are prohibited.


If you visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we can pretty much guarantee the best hurricane in Texas or North Carolina! It’s affectionately known as the Hurrycane on the Rocks, loaded with Bayou Select and Bayou Silver Rum, Don Q 151, grenadine, orange juice, and pineapple juice. It’s 22 oz. of fruit punch heaven, served in a hurricane glass with beads. What’s not to love?

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See you this week at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas!