Wednesday, March 27, 2024

louisiane and maine

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Benedictine
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Absinthe (10 drop St. George)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Wednesdays ago, I spotted a new entry on the KindredCocktails database called the Louisiane and Maine. The drink created by Massachusetts home enthusiast Todd Yard was named for its mashup of a Remember the Maine and a De La Louisiane, and the recipe was sourced from a recent post on his Concoctails blog. Moreover, the Cherry Heering-Benedictine pairing also reminded me of the Singapore Sling. Once prepared, this Manhattan variation gave forth an anise and cherry bouquet. Next, grape and cherry notes on the sip leapt to rye, herbal, clove, and anise flavors on the swallow with a cherry finish.

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