De La Louisiane (adapted by PDT)
- 2oz rye whiskey (I used Bulleit)
- .75oz sweet vermouth (I used Dolin Rouge)
- .75oz Benedictine
- 3 dashes absinthe (I used St. George, as always)
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Stir with ice and strain. Garnish with Luxardo brandied cherries.
In observance of World Whiskey Day, here is an absolutely incredible cocktail that hails from one of my ultimate FAVORITE cities in the world: New Orleans. This Manhattan-riff is called the De La Louisiane and is from a 1937 book documenting Famous New Orleans Cocktails. It’s SO delicious and is immediately going into my cocktail arsenal. If you like the Manhattan and/or Sazerac, I think you’ll LOVE this one – it’s like the perfect bridge between the two! Be careful though, this thing definitely packs a punch at about 3oz of alcohol! (but it definitely goes down easy)
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