1oz Domaine de Canton
1 Luxardo Cherry
Add all liquids to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Serve up in a chilled glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
This is a variation of the RC St.G, or a variation of a variation (distant cousin) of an Old Pal or Boulevardier. The drink came about while trying to make the RC St.G but being out of St. Germain. The Domaine de Canton adds a similar sweetness as well as a ginger flavor. Campari (the typical spirit in an Old Pal/Boulevardier) overpowered the flavor of the ginger. After some experimenting, Le Louvre was born. Similar to the RC St.G, this cocktail is refreshing, with a hint of bitterness from the Aperol and a ginger laced finish. Higher proof whiskeys work best in this one.
A dash of Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit gives the drink a new funk. Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub adds to the spice of the ginger. Orange bitters also is good twist. Be creative.