A Drink to Die For: Obituary Cocktail

Jewel of the South, the new NOLA bar from Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich, isn’t open yet. But you can get a sample of what they plan to stir up now…

Photo: Jacqueline Stofsick

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to toast a new New Orleans bar. In late 2018, lauded bartenders Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich plan to open Jewel of the South in the French Quarter, where they will mix up such Big Easy classics as Brandy Crustas and lesser-known gems, including this Obituary cocktail. “It’s a deadly spin on the martini,” Hannah says.


    • 2 oz. gin

    • ¾ oz. dry vermouth

    • 1 barspoon absinthe

    • 1 barspoon Herbsaint (or Pernod)


  1. Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.