How To Make A Vieux Carré

Invented at the New Orleans Hotel Monteleone’s iconic Carousel Bar in 1938, the Vieux-Carré is named after the city’s French Quarter. This potent drink includes Rye, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth and a bar spoon each of Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters. Stir over ice, strain, and don’t forget the lemon twist for garnish. For those who have never had a Vieux-Carré, it’s time to get acquainted. The drink holds a spot on the list of the world’s 50 most popular cocktails. Now, read more about the other 49.

Vieux Carré Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ oz Rye
  • 1 ¼ oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Bar spoon Benedictine
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Vieux Carré Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist and enjoy.

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Yield: 1
Calories: 188
Updated: 2024-04-22

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