Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac, Rye Whiskey, Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Simple

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Vieux Carré Cocktail

The Vieux Carré is pure Old New Orleans and was invented at the city’s famed Carousel Bar. This cognac and rye whiskey cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.

Ingredients in the Vieux Carré Cocktail

  • .75 oz Rye whiskey
  • .75 oz Cognac
  • .75 oz Noilly Prat Rouge Vermouth
  • 1 tsp Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Glass: Rocks

How to make the Vieux Carré Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass. Fill with ice and stir.

This cocktail was supposedly created by the New Orleans bartender Walter Bergeron in the late 1930s.

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