Courting Two Sisters Cocktail

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Bartender Steven Robbins of Midnight Cowboy in Austin, Texas, cringes at all the bottom shelf vermouths that bars use alongside fine spirits. He went as far as to smuggling better vermouth into Alabama where he used to work, but we'll keep that between us.

Vermouth stars in this cocktail that pays homage to The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Courting Two Sisters Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:mixing glass, bar spoon, cocktail strainer, vegetable peeler


  • 1 1/2 ounces Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dolin Rouge Vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Tenneyson Absinthe Royale
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. 1

    Add the vermouths and absinthe into a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until cold, 15 to 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist and serve straight up.

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