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 for "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
- 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce Cognac
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- Dash Peychaud's bitters
- Dash Angostura aromatic bitters
- 1/2 teaspoon Benedictine liqueur
- Cherry for garnish