Football season is kicking off, and in New Orleans that means it’s time to don black and gold and cheer on the Saints with a beer or cocktail in hand. All season long, Grand Isle restaurant will be rooting for the Saints with food specials and Saints-inspired cocktails. But you can still cheer on the team from the comfort of your own home and even impress your friends with this Sainted football cocktail.
2 oz. Redemption rye whiskey
6 dashes 18.21 Bitters’ Spicy Creole Bitters
Cherry-infused Luxardo (recipe below)
Orange for garnish
To make the cherry-infused Luxardo, soak two pints of fresh cherries, gently mashed, in 3 cups Luxardo liqueur. Let it sit for one day. Save the liquor and cherries in separate containers.
Chill all ingredients and strain into an Herbsaint-rinsed glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Grand Isle.