• A La Louisiane, a New Orleans Classic

    1 month ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    A drink with numerous retellings, the unapologetically boozy La Louisiane cocktail came out of New Orleans in the 19th century, named for the hotel and restaurant where it was first mixed. “Its ingredients represented different parts of the world whose flavors culminated in a bold, balanced, yet smooth drink that rivaled the Sazerac and Old Fashioned ,” says Reid Cooprider, bar manager at The Driftwood Room. Originally comprised of equal parts rye, sweet vermouth and Bénédictine, The Driftwood's A La Louisiane goes rye-forward, accented by a French absinthe.
    1¾ oz. rye
    ¾ oz. sweet...
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