1 3⁄4 oz Bourbon
3⁄4 oz Averna
1⁄4 oz Strega
1 twst Orange peel

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Strain over a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with the orange peel.


I first had this as a Dealer's Choice with Cynar substituted for the Averna. Equally as delicious as the original recipe, which I go back for every New Orleans trip.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Night Tripper
James Beard Foundation
Created by
Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar, New Orleans
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  • Smooth, but with a bite. Don't skimp on the ice. — ★★★
  • Tasty, sophisticated. End of the finish is a bit like numbing sore-throat spray (in a good way?!). — ★★★★★
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This is Chris’s continually evolving Rebennack under a new name. Not sure why the change, but very tasty no matter what you call it, much like Dr. John himself. 

Xtphe commented on 4/24/2021:

Delicious. The bartender from Arnaud Chris Hannah's flask concoction to go to the Krewe du Vieux Parade in New Orleans. I change Strega for Chartreuse, works fine too...