Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rye Whiskey Cocktails

A La Louisiane

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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 oz Rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Bénédictine
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 3 dashes Absinthe
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Garnish with a skewered maraschino cherry.