Well hello there cocktail fans. Hope you all had a wonderful Burns Night (apostrophe?)! In celebration, for #MasterofCocktails on Sunday we made a De La Louisiane recipe, which is a… erm… a cocktail with American Whiskey.
Should’ve thought that one through a bit better really, eh?
Nevertheless – this really is a good ‘un. It’s sort of a halfway house between a Manhattan and a Vieux Carre.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 50ml of Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye
- 20ml of Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur
- 3 dashes of St. George Absinthe Verte
- 20ml of Martini Gran Lusso
- 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
- 3 Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
We’re going to start with 50ml Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye.
Pop that into a stirring glass with ice.
Now 20ml Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur…
20ml Sweet Vermouth (I’m using Martini Gran Lusso):
3 dashes (yep – seems like a lot, but there’s a lot of sweetness in there) of Peychaud’s Bitters:
…and 3 dashes of St. George Absinthe Verte.
Now give it a good old stir for a minute or so…
Strain into a chilled Coupe glass…
Garnish with 3 cherries on a pick…
And serve… the ‘De la Louisiane’. Recipe courtesy of ‘Famous New Orleans Drinks’ – 1937.
Now… We need to take a moment before we talk about next week’s ingredients…
This stuff *really* isn’t going to last long, so do buy it now if you want to make along.
So, here’s everything we’re going to be using for the upcoming #MasterofCocktails. Incidentally, if anyone can guess the name I’ve given to next week’s cocktail, I’ll send you a 2-serving bottle on me.
Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Negroni-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas) – Batch 2, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Cynar and an Orange.