Madame Laveau

absint Sep 9, 2018

This is a recipe from the beautiful gem “The Nomad Cocktail Book”. We immediately fell for this cocktail seeing there was Strega in it. Strega is an Italian herbal liqueur which adds a load of flavour to any cocktail it's used in. The Madame Laveau cocktail lets the Strega shine through, while carefully letting its taste mix with other potent ingredients such as aquavit and rum. The result is a gorgeous recipe, elegantly balanced and packed with intricate flavors.

Our friend Elin over at Travel*Food*Cool has an in-depth article about Strega on her blog. Check it out if you're interested in the full Strega story.

Madame Laveau

Recipe by Jim Kearns


1 dash Angostura bitters

0,25 oz Strega

0,5 oz cream sherry

0,5 oz amontillado sherry

0,75 oz aquavit

0,75 oz aged rum

absinthe as a rinse


Rinse or spray the coupe with absinthe. Then stir all other ingredients with plenty of fresh ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Strain into the coupe and garnish with an orange zest.