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Vieux Carre Cocktail

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The Vieux Carre (pronounced voh care-eh) is a classic cocktail straight from New Orleans. It was Walter Bergeron who created this cocktail at the Hotel Monteleone in the 1930's, naming it after the French meaning "old square" which referred to the French Quarter. This is still one of the specialties of the establishment and sipping one at the spinning Carousel Bar is a great experience. The Vieux Carre is a complex cocktail that doesn't look quite right on paper but is stunning when properly mixed.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

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 5 out of 5
One of my favorites!, Member fkdiii

While it's hard to beat nibbling spicy potato chips and sipping a freshly made Vieux Carre at the Carousel Bar, it can easily be replicated at home. I rank it way up among the classics; it's a solid cocktail, but with great ""texture"", aroma, and flavors.

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