FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Hard to pronounce, impossible to forget
This is the signature cocktail of the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, then the head bartender, the name Vieux Carré (voh-car-eh) comes from the French name for the Old Quarter. Alongside the Sazerac, this complex drink is synonymous with New Orleans cocktail culture and after trying it once you will want to try it again and again.
¾ oz. rye whiskey
3⁄4 oz. cognac
3⁄4 oz. sweet vermouth
1 barspoon Bénédictine liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice.
Stir well and strain into an Old Fashioned glass over ice.
Rub inside rim of glass with lemon peel and throw in to garnish.