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

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

Lemon twist. Coupe.

Notes

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.

Cocktail summary
Picture of The Pontchartrain
Posted by pinger on 5/17/2015
Created by
Giovanni Martinez in 2009 at The Buffalo Club, Santa Monica
Year
2009
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Comments
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.