De La Louisiane Kit
You could see it as a dressed up Manhattan or a dressed down Vieux Carre, and either way it tends to become a fast favorite for fans of elegant, strong, stirred cocktails. Rye whiskey plays host to the usual suspects of vermouth and bitters, but is given a assist in the rich complexity department by honeyed and herbal Benedictine as well as a few dashes of absinthe, an addition so perfect you may have a hard time going back to your standard Manhattan ever again. First documented in 1937 as the house cocktail at New Orleans' "La Louisiane" restaurant, it is yet another proud and delicious testament to the legendary drinking culture of the city, at once elegant and fierce.
Kit includes: Sazerac Rye 750 ml, La Quintinye Royal Rouge Vermouth 750 ml, Benedictine Liqueur 375 ml, Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters 5 oz, La Fee Absinthe 200 ml, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries 14 oz.