1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Tawny port (10 years)
1⁄2 oz Grenadine (Homemade)
1 rinse Absinthe

Stir ingredients for 2 minutes in ice, then strain into a coupe glass that has been pre rinsed in Absinthe.

Lemon twist. Coupe.


Use home-made grenadine if at all possible. Commercially available grenade tends to drown out the other flavours (probably use only 1/4 oz then)

Cocktail created by Giovanni Martinez in 2009 at The Buffalo Club, Santa Monica and is named after Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.

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Picture of The Pontchartrain
Posted by pinger on 5/17/2015
Created by
Giovanni Martinez in 2009 at The Buffalo Club, Santa Monica
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  • falls between a Manhattan and a Sazerac, both favorite of mine. — ★★★★
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HallA commented on 11/08/2021:

This is a little triumph... the lemon juice balances wonderfully and is a great use for good homemade grenadine. Love it.