maandag 27 september 2021

The Louisiana - Rittenhouse Rye

Fans of Double Strainger know that my favourite cocktails are the Old Fashioned and the Sazerac. The Old Fashioned I always relate to dark speakeasy bars, the Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. You could even call the Sazerac the New Orleans variation for the Old Fashioned. 

Today I’m shaking a very tasty variation on the Sazerac called The Louisiana. Unlike the Sazerac, you will need your shaker for this drink to get it mixed just right.

I used Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey as the base for this drink. If you ask bartenders around the world about their favourite Rye whiskey, Rittenhouse will absolutely be the top answer. 

If you want to lower the alcohol level for this drink, you can easily lower the amount of rye whiskey to 35 ml without changing the rest of the recipe. The 100-proof spirit will take care of it. Top quality spirit.

  • Mashbill : 51% Rye, 35% Corn, 14% Malted Barley.
  • Aroma : Dried fruits, sweet peppers, toffee.
  • Taste : Clean, rich, cocoa, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Finish : Maple-like spiciness


50 ml Rittenhouse Rye whiskey
5 ml Absinthe
25 ml Cinzano sweet vermouth
15 ml Benedictine
3 dashes of Peychaud's bitters

Add everything to your shaker with lots of ice. Shake for 12 seconds and double strain in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

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