365 Things to Do in Memphis #79: Have a Sazerac at the Cove

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 19th 2012 1205 1

If you could pack a vacation to New Orleans into a cocktail glass, you'd have the Cove's Sazerac.

Sazerac, the Cove, Memphis, Tenn.

The Cove makes their handmade Sazeracs by rinsing the inside of a glass with Absinthe, then pouring in some rye whiskey, bitters and sugar. It's garnished with a little curl of orange peel.

If you're not into tasting the drink in your drink, this Sazerac isn't for you. It's as bittersweet as a box full of letters and the Absinthe gives it a light licoricey aftertaste.

Go there:

The Cove

2559 Broad Ave
Memphis, TN 38112

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Justin says:

    One of my favorite drinks in the whole wide world. Nice Wilco reference!

  2. Shane says:

    My heart skipped a beat seeing the word ‘sazerac’, I’ve been hoping to find a good one since leaving NOLA. Can’t wait to try.

  3. Josh Conley says:

    Just for the record,  there is a fine sazerac at Grawmeyer's in South Main as well.  

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