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A La Louisiane

a la louisiane cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

The A La Louisiane (sometimes called De La Louisiane) is the former house drink of New Orleans’ restaurant La Louisiane. A variation on the Vieux Carré, the cocktail’s herbal flavors can be punched up or scaled back depending on the amount of Bénédictine, Peychaud’s and absinthe you use.


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Bénédictine
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 3 dashes absinthe
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Garnish with a skewered maraschino cherry.