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This classic New Orleans cocktail has been a bit of a secret all these years, but the word’s out now and it’s becoming a regular on many a trendy drink menu. The French influence from the Absinthe and the nod to America with the Rye Whiskey makes this seductive sip a true reflection of Louisiana’s vibrant history.

Course Drinks
Author Recipe Courtesy: Charles Montanaro, featured in Whiskey Magazine


  • 1 ounce Sonoma Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine DOM
  • Spray of Absinthe
  • Ice


  1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice, except for the Absinthe. Stir until chilled. Strain into an Absinthe rinsed Martini glass.

Recipe Notes

Rye WhiskeyOur Sonoma Rye Whiskey: A unique whiskey made of 80% unmalted rye grown in Canada and 20% rye malt from a hand-selected maltery in the United Kingdom. No corn or barley is used to highlight a pure rye profile. Double-distilled in traditional copper pots stills over a direct-fire, then placed in new charred American oak barrels, this is true Rye Whiskey.