Louanalao is an exquisite cocktail, prepared with fresh strawberry juice, orange liqueur and freshly squeezed lime juice. This cocktail is named after the town of Louans in France. The recipe varies from region to region, but it usually includes cognac, white wine and lavender. In the 18th century, culinarians experimented with different ingredients for this drink. They tried lemon juice and liqueur, but they decided that cognac was the best ingredient for this drink. This made it a popular drink in France and other parts of Europe.
1 strawberry, quartered
1½ ounces white rum
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
½ ounce Campari
½ ounce cane or simple syrup
¼ ounce allspice dram
Orange wheel and maraschino cherry for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the quartered strawberry.
2. Add ice, rum, juices, Campari, simple syrup, and allspice dram.
3. Shake to chill.
4. Strain into rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
5. Garnish with orange wheel and maraschino cherry.
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