3⁄4 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Cognac
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.


After a recent bar shift, I was inspired to tinker with banana liqueur that I last used a few days prior in the Origami Ape with the recipe structure of the 1919 Cocktail. For a name, I dubbed this one the King Louie after the orangutan who appears in Disney's 1967 movie The Jungle Book; King Louie was not in Rudyard Kipling's book but was cast for, voiced by, and named after New Orleans singer Louis Prima. It also fit since the recipe had a New Orleans feel to it.

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Picture of King Louie
FRY 2022
Posted by yarm on 9/23/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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