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Arnaud's Special Cocktail

  • 2 oz Scotch
  • 1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Orange peel garnish.  Flame it if you wish.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Cocktail
Tags 1933-1969 (Tiki to Martinis), New Orleans
Proof 51.1
Strength 1.6 standard drinks
Glass Cocktail Glass
Temp Cold

Arnaud's in New Orleans served this cocktail as one of its signature drinks in the 1940's and 50's.  It is a variation on the Manhattan subbing out the vermouth for Dubonnet Rouge.  I find it a nice diversion from its omnipresent cousin and also an excuse to have something that is thoroughly from one of my favorite places.  

As to which Scotch to use, Dewar's works, but I would recommend a younger single malt if you can swing it.  Next time I go see Chris Hannah at Arnaud's French 75 Bar, I need to order one of these (I don't stock Dubonnet in the home bar all that often).

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