Charbonneau Way

Abigail Gullo, Compère Lapin | New Orleans

Charbonneau way cocktail

“I wanted to honor my French-Canadian roots with a rye drink with French influence,” says Gullo, of this Suze– and maple-syrup-laced drink. Charbonneau Way is the name of the road that is home to Gullo’s family sugar house, where they make maple syrup. “The yard in the summertime is covered in a blanket of wild mountain thyme,” she says, explaining her decision to garnish with the evergreen herb, while the absinthe rinse is a nod to her adopted hometown, New Orleans.



Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce Suze
  • 1 dash absinthe

Garnish: sprig of thyme

  1. Rinse the cocktail glass with absinthe and set aside.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.
  • Julia

    An absinthe rinse is mentioned in the article, but not in the recipe itself…

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