Hailing from New Orleans, this recipe contains equal parts whiskey, Cognac, and sweet vermouth, plus a few ingredients to complete the refreshing drink.
The Vieux Carré is a piece of the craft cocktail spectrum that comes straight from New Orleans. And it contains a few of the hallmarks of NOLA cocktails, like cognac, Peychaud’s bitters and using quite a few bitters in general. The drink has quite a few ingredients for a cocktail.
But that’s OK. None of them are too hard to find and the end result is certainly worth it.
- 3/4 oz. whiskey/bourbon
- 3/4 oz. Cognac
- 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
- 1/2 tsp. Bénédictine
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- lots of ice
- Lemon twist
- Stir the whiskey, Cognac, vermouth, Benedictine and bitters in a stirring glass with 2 cups of ice, until cold.
- Strain into a rocks glass (with rocks, preferably one large one) and garnish with a lemon twist.
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