Tasty Tequila Sazerac Recipe Using Fortaleza Añejo

A tasty twist on an old favorite cocktail

Mixologist Dustin Haarstad of the Blind Tiger Cocktail Company shows Scarlet of TasteTequila.com how to make a Tequila Sazerac (Old Fashioned) with his tequila drink recipe.

“A sazerac is the New Orleans version of a traditional Old Fashioned, which would normally use cognac or rye,” Haarstad said.

It’s a great cocktail for people who prefer to drink their tequilas neat, and it’s not a very difficult one to create at home.

“For this drink I use Fortaleza Añejo because the barrel-aged flavors and subtle butterscotch of the agave really shine through,” he said.

Tequila Sazerac (Old Fashioned) Cocktail Recipe


1.) Start with a pint glass

2.) Add 2 ounces of Fortaleza Añejo tequila

3.) Add 1/2 ounce of cocktail-ready agave nectar (from Tres Agaves)

4.) Add a few dashes (2-3) of Peychaud’s Bitters

5.) Add ice and stir (don’t shake!)

6.) Spritz the inside of a glass with Absinthe

7.) Strain the cocktail into the spritzed glass

8.) Top off the glass with a bit of orange peel

Thanks, Dustin!