Corn Money
Serves 1
Corn whiskey makes this cocktail unique.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 (2-inch) pieces orange peel
  2. ¾ teaspoon cane syrup, such as Steen’s
  3. ¾ teaspoon water
  4. 6 drops Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters
  5. 2½ ounces straight corn whiskey, such as Mellow Corn Garnish: orange peel
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, add orange peel, cane syrup, ¾ teaspoon water, and bitters. Muddle until fragrant. Add ice and whiskey, and stir until cold. Strain into a glass of fresh ice, and serve with an orange peel, if desired.
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Rum Old Fashioned
Serves 4
Rum adds a unique flavor to this Old Fashioned.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups demerara sugar cubes
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 4 orange slices
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  5. 1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
  6. 1 teaspoon orange bitters
  7. 8 ounces dark rum
  8. Garnish: Maraschino or brandied cherries, orange slices
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 cup water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a heatproof container, and let cool. Cover, and refrigerate up to 5 days.
  2. In a large cocktail shaker, muddle orange slices. Add juice, bitters, and 2 tablespoons sugar syrup. Strain evenly into four glasses. Add ice cubes and 2 ounces rum per glass, and stir. Serve with cherries and orange slices, if desired.
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Ice cold champagne must be one of the most ideal antidotes to a steamy summer afternoon. Combined with sweet elderflower, bright bursts of citrus, and the distinctive herbal notes of gin, who could resist this gin cocktail from The Village Cafe in Lafayette?

Vexin Cocktail
Serves 1
Sweet elderflower, bright bursts of citrus, and the distinctive herbal notes of gin make this cocktail irresistible.
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ ounces American dry gin, such as Blue Coat
  2. ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St-Germain
  3. 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  4. 1 ounce cranberry juice
  5. 3 drops lemon or orange bitters
  6. Brut rosé Champagne
  7. Garnish: lemon twist, edible flower
Instructions
  1. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, juices, and bitters. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Pour Champagne on top. Garnish with lemon twist and edible flower, if desired.
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New Orleans always puts its stamp on things, and cocktails are no exception. No matter where you pull up our bar stool in this great city, you’ll never be at a loss for a great cocktail. And despite the enduring and admittedly important presence of daiquiri chains and vibrantly colored Hurricane Cocktails (whose origin is credited to Pat O’Brien’s), New Orleans’s cocktail culture and those who love it have a bright, if slightly blurry, future ahead of them.

Classic Hurricane Cocktail
Serves 1
A classic New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ounce dark rum
  2. 1 ounce white rum
  3. ½ ounce grenadine or passion fruit syrup
  4. ½ ounce fresh orange juice
  5. ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  6. 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  7. Garnish: orange slice, maraschino cherry
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine rums, grenadine, orange and lime juice, and sugar. Shake until sugar is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Fill a hurricane glass halfway with ice; pour rum mixture over. Garnish with orange and cherry.
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For midsummer dinner parties, a light, sparkling cocktail is always a strong choice. This refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Cooler cocktail from Stroubes in Baton Rouge combines a strawberry’s sweetness with the calming flavor of cucumber to a delightful effect. If you can’t find cucumber vodka, regular vodka will produce a highly drinkable result.

 

Strawberry Cucumber Cooler
Serves 1
For midsummer dinner parties, a light, sparkling cocktail is always a strong choice. Th is refreshing drink from Stroubes in Baton Rouge combines a strawberry’s sweetness with the calming flavor of cucumber to a delightful effect. If you can’t find cucumber vodka, regular vodka will produce a highly drinkable result
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Ingredients
  1. 2 slices cucumber
  2. 1/2 strawberry, hulled
  3. 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  4. 1/2 ounce plus 1 teaspoon strawberry liqueur, divided
  5. 1 1/2 ounces cucumber vodka
  6. Soda water
  7. Garnishes: Cucumber ribbon, and sliced strawberry
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine cucumber, strawberry, Simple Syrup, and 1 teaspoon strawberry liqueur. Muddle. Fill with ice, cucumber vodka, and remaining ó ounce strawberry liqueur. Pour mixture into a clean cocktail shaker or pint glass, pour back into shaker, and repeat until cold. Transfer to a Collins glass and top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber ribbon and strawberry slice, if desired.
Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature before using. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 month.
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This smooth and spicy tipple from the Baton Rouge cocktail house Olive or Twist will keep the party going after your mid-afternoon crawfish boils. Named after Baton Rouge’s popular 1860s hotel, this cocktail will only get better with age.

Sumter House
Yields 1
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 ounces rye whiskey, such as Templeton Rye
  2. 1 ounce Italian vermouth, such as Carpano Antica
  3. 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, such as Giffard Vanille de Madagascar
  4. 1/2 ounce Spiced Cinnamon Syrup, recipe follows
  5. 1 dash Angostura bitters
  6. Garnish: orange peel
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add whiskey, vermouth, vanilla syrup, Spiced Cinnamon Syrup, and bitters. Stir until very cold, 15 to 20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel, if desired.
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Spiced Cinnamon Syrup
Yields 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugars, 1 cup water, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugars are dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Let cool completely before using. Cover, and refrigerate up to 1 month.
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Five Boroughs
Serves 1
After one taste of this sweet and spicy cocktail, you'll be hooked.
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ ounces bourbon, such as Woodford Reserve
  2. ½ ounce sweet vermouth, such as Martini and Rossi
  3. ½ ounce amaro liqueur, such as Gran Classico
  4. ½ ounce ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
  5. ½ ounce brandied cherry juice*
  6. 1 brandied cherry (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and set aside.
  2. In a separate glass, combine bourbon, sweet vermouth, amaro liqueur, ginger liqueur, and brandied cherry juice. Add ice, and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain bourbon mixture into reserved glass. Garnish with brandied cherry, if desired.
Notes
  1. Substitute ¼-ounce Cherry Heering, if brandied cherry juice is not available.
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Brandied Cherries
Yields 3
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large orange
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. ½ cup water
  4. 1 cinnamon stick (3-inch piece)
  5. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  7. 1 pound frozen pitted sweet cherries, thawed
  8. 1 cup brandy
  9. 1 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Remove the peel from the orange in strips, avoiding the pith. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, ½ cup water, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange strips. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; add cherries, brandy, and almond extract, stirring to combine. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. Transfer into a clean quart jar or two pint jars. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 days before use. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
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The Hemingway
Serves 1
The perfect springtime cocktail.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 slices cucumber, diced
  2. 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  3. 1 ounce gin, such as Hendrick’s
  4. 1 ounce limeade
  5. ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
  6. Garnish: cucumber slice
Instructions
  1. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine cucumber, grapefruit juice, gin, limeade, and maraschino liqueur. Shake vigorously, and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice, if desired.
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