Signature

Gin • Sweet
Evangeline

This sweet and frothy cocktail, created by Jason Sorbet of New Orleans’ 21st Amendment Bar at La Louisiane, combines gin with blackberry liqueur, homemade vanilla syrup, lemon juice and orange juice. It was named in honor of a popular Bourbon Street burlesque dancer from the 1950s, Kitty West (aka Evangeline the Oyster Girl), who frequented the La Louisiane when she wasn’t performing her signature act, in which she emerged from a giant oyster shell and danced with an oversized pearl.

The Essentials

Gin
Crème de Mûre
vanilla syrup
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Gin
.75 oz Crème de Mûre
.5 oz vanilla syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz orange juice
1 egg white
lemon

Method

  • Add all ingredients except for the lemon peel to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake hard for 10 seconds, and strain the liquid into an empty shaker.
  • Shake hard for another 10 seconds and fine strain into a wine glass.
  • Express the oils of a lemon peel over the glass, and use the peel for garnish.
intermediate
Strength:
Vanilla Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup water
1 Cup sugar
1 vanilla bean

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and bring to a strong simmer.
  • Allow the mixture (including the vanilla bean) to cool overnight.
  • Strain syrup through a fine sieve and discard the vanilla bean.
  • Refrigerate for up to two weeks.