Vieux Carre

Created in the late 1930s at the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter – or, “old square” – the Vieux Carre is described by Southern Cocktails’ Denise Gee as a “manly man drink.” Likely for its heavy mix of bourbon and cognac, this manly drink is softened up by a quality vermouth.

Vieux CarreRecipe:

1 oz rye whiskey
1 oz cognac
1 oz vermouth
1 bar spoon Benedictine
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of Peychauds bitters

Fill your mixing vestibule with ice. Pour in all liquids, stir until ice cold. Strain into your favorite champagne goblet or cocktail coupe.

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