This cocktail is sure to keep you feeling happy-go-lucky no matter what time of year. Rye whiskey, maraschino cherry liqueur, and two varieties of bitters come together for a libation sure to excite your taste buds. With only four ingredients, this cocktail is not only easy to make, it's also nice on the budget. You can even make a large batch of it to share with friends!
The Sazerac is thought to be one of the (if not the) first American cocktails with origins in pre-Civil War New Orleans. The defining feature of this cocktail is its preparation method, which commonly involves two chilled rocks glasses. The first glass is swirled with a wash of absinthe, while the second is used to combine the remaining ingredients (rye whiskey, bitters, and sugar) over ice.