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Vieux Carre Cocktail

Vieux Carre Cocktail Recipe

This is the signature cocktail of the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans where Tales of the Cocktail was held. The Vieux Carré was created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, who was then the head bartender. The name comes from the French name for the Old Quarter.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce cognac
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/8 teaspoon Benedictine liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

Directions

Fill an 8- to 10-ounce old-fashioned, or rocks, glass with ice. Add the rye, cognac, vermouth, Benedictine and both bitters and stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.....enjoy!

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