Vieux Carré is an iconic French-inspired cocktail that was first served over 80 years ago in the legendary Carousel Bar at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. This cocktail, a deceptively complex mix of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, and Benedictine, has developed a following of die-hard fans that can’t get enough of this unique flavor. Though its ingredients may not sound exciting on paper, Vieux Carré offers a joyful harmony of sweet and spice accents that burst on your tastebuds with every sip. It’s no wonder Vieux Carré is still enjoyed today.
- 3/4 oz Cognac
- 3/4 oz Whiskey
- 4 dashes Aromatic Bitters
- 2 tsp Bénédictine
- 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
- Garnish: Maraschino cherry or lemon peel
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass with a single cube. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or lemon peel.
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