Vieux Carré

Everybody who has binged on streaming episodes of Mad Men is familiar with the venerable Manhattan and Old Fashioned cocktails. Both are excellent whiskey drinks, but the Vieux Carré is a lesser known and wonderful option. It was invented in the 1930s in New Orleans (the French Quarter is also known as Vieux Carré).
Photography By Tracey Russell | January 01, 2015


Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well, strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and garnish.

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  • 3/4 oz. rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. Cognac
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 barspoon Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Dark cherry garnish
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