La Louisiane

  • Serves

    Makes 1

  • Cook

    5 minutes


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on November 10, 2015

A seductively named drink built on rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, and absinthe, the La Louisiane shares similar DNA to other New Orleans classics, but never made the same leap into the cocktail mainstream. It is the secret cocktail of New Orleans, and these days it’s starting to get its due.


  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 12 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 14 oz. Benedictine
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish


Step 1

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the rye with the vermouth, Benedictine, bitters, and absinthe. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.

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