A Martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail: Old Tom gin, dry vermouth, Bénédictine, and orange bitters.
There are many versions of the Creole Cocktail. My favorite looks a lot like a Sazerac: whiskey, curaçao, and bitters, with a fragrant nose of absinthe.
Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters make up this Manhattan variant's tribute to the Triple Crown: the Preakness Cocktail.
Gin, vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe: a Martini with something in it, the Merry Widow Cocktail.
The Libertine: rye whiskey combines with London Dry gin, Benedictine, sweet vermouth and a healthy dose of bitters in this riff on the Old-Fashioned.
A variant of the Whiskey Old-Fashioned, with bourbon, bitters, a collection of liqueurs, and a dash of hot pepper—one of Minneapolis's finest inventions.
Another New Orleans original, the Vieux Carré Cocktail: rye whiskey, Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine and bitters.
Cocktail a la Louisiane is a sophisticated cross between the Manhattan and the Sazerac---and one of the most delicious cocktails you've never heard of.
The Bourbon Derby: Manhattan-style, with bourbon, Bénédictine, and bitters, or New Orleans sour-style, with bourbon, sweet vermouth, curaçao and lime juice.
The Chrysanthemum Cocktail: dry vermouth, Bénédictine and absinthe. Gorgeously balanced and, with an orange twist, has a delightful nose.