La Louisiane
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La Louisiane
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.25 / 5
La Louisiane is a sumptuous, heritage-rich cocktail that hails from the vibrant heart of New Orleans. It artfully combines the spiciness of rye whiskey with the herbal sweetness of red ... more La Louisiane is a sumptuous, heritage-rich cocktail that hails from the vibrant heart of New Orleans. It artfully combines the spiciness of rye whiskey with the herbal sweetness of red vermouth and the complex, aromatic layers provided by DOM Benedictine. A dash of absinthe adds a hint of anise, while Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters bring a delicate spice, creating a perfectly balanced and deeply flavorful cocktail experience. Served in an elegant cocktail glass, La Louisiane is a testament to the rich cocktail culture of its namesake, offering a sophisticated taste that transports one to the historic bars of Louisiana. Perfect for connoisseurs searching for a classic cocktail experience, this drink embodies the essence of New Orleans' legendary hospitality and charm.
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Rye Whiskey
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27.61% | 2.43 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
2.5ml 0.1oz 0.3cl
2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

La Louisiane is a true vintage gem that combines rye whiskey's boldness with the luxurious depth of red vermouth and DOM Benedictine, wrapped up with an enigmatic whisper of absinthe. The layering of spicy, herbal, and sweet nuances creates a cohesive and elegantly complex flavor profile, making each sip a rich and aromatic nod to the storied bars of New Orleans.

Method
How to make a La Louisiane

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all of the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, ensuring to stir everything together for about 10-15 seconds to properly chill and dilute the mix
Carefully strain the concoction into a glass that's been pre-chilled in the freezer or refrigerator, to keep your drink refreshingly cold for longer

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of La Louisiane cocktail?

La Louisiane cocktail originates from New Orleans, Louisiana. It's named after the Hotel La Louisiane in the French Quarter, a spot famed for its secretive and indulgent atmosphere, reflecting the cocktail's rich and complex flavor profile.

FAQ

How does the taste of La Louisiane differ from a standard Manhattan?

La Louisiane offers a unique twist on a standard Manhattan by incorporating DOM Benedictine and absinthe, which adds herbal and slightly anise-flavored notes. Its use of Peychaud's Bitters, in place of Angostura, lends a lighter, floral undertone compared to the more robust Manhattan.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another whiskey for the Rye in La Louisiane?

While Rye Whiskey is traditional for a La Louisiane, offering a spicy kick that balances well with the sweet and herbal components, you can substitute it with Bourbon for a sweeter, fuller-bodied cocktail, or even a Scotch for a smokier version. Bear in mind, each will significantly alter the drink's profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of La Louisiane?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of La Louisiane is challenging due to its complex flavor profile. However, non-alcoholic spirits that mimic Rye or Bourbon, along with non-alcoholic vermouth substitutes, and a dash of anise-flavored syrup in place of absinthe, can be used. Remember, the essence is capturing the balance between sweet, bitter, and herbal notes.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the significance of using Peychaud's Bitters in La Louisiane?

Peychaud's Bitters, created in New Orleans, are a key ingredient for many classic cocktails from the city, including La Louisiane. They provide a floral and light anise aroma which complements the cocktail's complexity. Their distinct flavor profile is essential in achieving the authentic taste of a La Louisiane.

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