Monteleone Cocktail

by Stevi on May 18, 2009

in Cocktails,Contests,Original

Here’s my entry for the Monteleone Cocktail contest.

Monteleone Cocktail

Monteleone Cocktail

Monteleone Cocktail

1 ounce 100 proof rye whiskey
1 ounce cognac
1 tablespoon Domain de Canton ginger liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
4 ounces extra dry sparkling wine (Domaine Ste. Michelle)
1 spring mint for garnish

Shake all ingredients except mint and sparkling wine, and strain into champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Slap mint and garnish glass.

This is my first cocktail contest outside of TDN. My inspiration clearly comes from the sazerac. I wanted to create a drink that was lighter, but still redolent of the flavors I associate with New Orleans cocktails.

What flavors do you associate with New Orleans?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chuck June 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

This is a keeper! What are you gonna rename it? :)

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Stevi June 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Thanks, Chuck! Working title is “Not the Monteleone Cocktail” but I’ll think of something, since I think there are a few of those out there now…

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