Arnaud’s Special Recipe

Arnaud’s Special Recipe
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The Arnaud’s Special was the signature cocktail at Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans during the ‘40s and ‘50s, and has become synonymous with the city of its origin. Deceptively simple, this cocktail takes some individual experimentation to find exactly the right scotch to suit your palette. No two blended scotches are alike, but I find less aggressive options like Balvenie or Famous Grouse work nicely.

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1
Servings
96
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blended Scotch
  • 1 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
  • 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • Orange twist for garnish

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, top with ice, and stir with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with orange twist.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
72mg
7%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
64mg
9%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
42mg
3%
Water
36g
1%

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