The cocktails at Dominique's on Magazine (4213 Magazine St., 504-891-9282; www.dominiquesonmag.com) will be going off the menu and straight into the embrace of a unique local absinthe Wednesday.
Abigail Deirdre Gullo, who leads the cocktail program at the French Quarter restaurant SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095; www.sobounola.com), and local attorney Bryant Stanier York will mix up special drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. alongside the restaurant's bar staff. Their drinks will feature the red, hibiscus-addled Toulouse Red absinthe from Mid-City distiller Atelier Vie (www.ateliervie.com).
It's part of the Mixology Series at the restaurant. Each month, chef Dominique Macquet will invite mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts to fix drinks for dinner patrons. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Chef Quan Tran Foundation, named for Macquet's longtime sous chef, who is being treated for cancer. Guests make dinner reservations as normal, and the restaurant serves its regular menu.
The series continues May 15 with guest bartenders Sean Thibodeaux, a mixologist for liquor supplier Republic National Distributing and WWL-TV anchor Eric Paulsen.