If you're going out, why not have a taste of Louisiana in your hand!

The weekend is upon us! For many of us that means heading out for date night, with friends or for a G.N.O. (girls night out). This sometimes includes adult beverages. Why not switch up your usual and order something that is truly Louisiana.

Well, at least according to Paste Magazine.

A few years ago they posted a list of "50 State and 51 Cocktails" which named a signature cocktail for each state. Many of these incorporate liquors that the state is known for making or even flavors that are reminiscent of the area. It's like partying with the state itself.

Kinda.

For Louisiana, that means the Sazerac. In 2008, one of our state senators tried to make this cocktail the "state cocktail", but it failed miserably. Almost 10 years later, a state cocktail doesn't seem so far-fetched. This baby includes "absinthe, sugar, rye whiskey or Cognac, and Peychaud's Bitters." It's typically served with a lemon peel garnish.

Fun fact: the Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans.