Battle of New Orleans
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Battle of New Orleans
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The Battle of New Orleans cocktail is an aromatic and complex blend of legacies, combining the anise flavored spirit of absinthe with the smooth, oak-aged depth of bourbon. Further nuanced ... more The Battle of New Orleans cocktail is an aromatic and complex blend of legacies, combining the anise flavored spirit of absinthe with the smooth, oak-aged depth of bourbon. Further nuanced by the spice of Peychaud's bitters and the zesty bite of orange bitters, this cocktail offers a palate-gracing journey through a unique spectrum of flavors. Hailing from a tradition of spirits and mixology, it is served in a classic cocktail glass, befitting its distinguished character. Anisette whispers in the background, enhancing the licorice notes, making the Battle of New Orleans a multi-layered experience and an homage to the spirit of its namesake city.
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Base ingredient
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Absinthe
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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40% | 1.8 units *

Method
How to make a Battle of New Orleans

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an orange peel and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Battle of New Orleans cocktail?

The Battle of New Orleans cocktail, with its rich blend of bourbon and aromatic bitters, is perfect for celebratory occasions that call for something unique and elegant. Its sophistication makes it an excellent choice for classic cocktail parties, themed events related to American history, or as a signature drink at gatherings celebrating the culture of New Orleans.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of bitters for Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters in the Battle of New Orleans?

While Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters is a key ingredient that gives the Battle of New Orleans its distinctive flavor, it's possible to experiment with other bitters if Peychaud's is not available. Angostura bitters could serve as a substitute, though it may slightly alter the taste profile, offering a different but still delightful experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Battle of New Orleans compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Battle of New Orleans ranks as a moderately strong cocktail. It is comparable to other classic bourbon-based cocktails, like the Old Fashioned or Manhattan, making it a good choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with a noticeable but not overwhelming alcoholic presence.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Battle of New Orleans that I can make?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of the Battle of New Orleans involves replacing the bourbon with a non-alcoholic spirit alternative that mimics the flavor of bourbon. Non-alcoholic bitters and anise-flavored syrup can substitute for the alcoholic bitters and anisette. This way, it's possible to enjoy a similar taste experience without the alcohol.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings go well with the Battle of New Orleans?

The Battle of New Orleans, with its complex flavor profile featuring absinthe, orange bitters, and bourbon, pairs wonderfully with rich, savory dishes. Consider serving it alongside New Orleans classics like jambalaya or gumbo, or with rich cheeses and charcuterie for a more refined pairing option. Its bold flavors can stand up to spicy and flavorful dishes.

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