De La Louisianne



Short & Boozy

Preptime: 1 minutes

Servings: 1

The De La Louisiane (or A La Louisianne, depending on where you look it up) is a rich and flavorful cocktail with a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, with the spicy notes of rye whiskey and the herbal flavors of absinthe and Benedictine playing off of each other. The drink has a long history dating back to the early 1900s and is still a popular choice in bars today, particularly in New Orleans.


  • Chilled coupette glass
  • Measuring Cup / Jigger
  • Stirring Glass
  • Bar spoon


  • 3 cl rye whisky
  • 3 cl sweet vermouth
  • 1,5 cl Bénédictine D.O.M.
  • 1 Spray absinthe
  • 2 dash creole-style bitters
  • Maraschino Cherry
  1. Fill a stirring glass with ice
  2. Add two dashes of bitters
  3. Add 1,5 cl of Bénédictine D.O.M.
  4. Add 3 cl of sweet vermouth
  5. Add 3 cl of Rye Whisky
  6. Stir 20 times
  7. Spray or rinse glass with absinthe
  8. Strain into the glass
  9. Garnish with a maraschino cherry

Absinthe spray

We spray the glass with absinthe to give a sense of the licorice flavor of the spirit. If you do not have a spray bottle at hand, you can rinse the glass with a small amount of absinthe instead, discarding the remaining absinthe in the glass before pouring the cocktail.

Spirits used to make De La Louisianne

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