How To Make A Vieux Carre

Invented at the New Orleans Hotel Monteleone’s iconic Carousel Bar in 1938, the Vieux-Carre 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.

Ingredients In The Best Vieux Carre Recipe

  • 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 Carre 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.
Vieux Carre