Is it Fat Tuesday yet? Because I want my Sazerac a local New Orleans cocktail; that is a variation of an Old Fashion. The original is said to have been made with cognac the Sazerac de Forge et Fils. At a bar called the Sazerac House fitting enough. That is where the cocktail was born. It is thought that a lack of availability of cognac due to drought is when the drink got its more modern style of using rye whiskey instead of cognac.