Vieux Carré

As much of a melting pot as New Orleans itself.

Data

  • Served in old fashioned
  • 34% ABV

Source

Walter Bergeron

Ingredients

Rye 3.0cl 1.0oz
Cognac 3.0cl 1.0oz
Vermouth Sweet x 3.0cl 1.0oz
Bénédictine 1.0cl 0.33oz
Peychaud's bitters Two dashes
Angostura bitters Two dashes
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Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in an old fashioned glass over ice.
  2. Stir.

Information

The Vieux Carré cocktail was invented in the 1930s by the head bartender at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Walter Bergeron. Its name comes from the French term for the French Quarter of New Orleans, le Vieux Carré, where the Hotel Monteleone resides. It is said that this cocktail was created to pay tribute to the different ethnicities that came together to form New Orleans. The use of cognac and Bénédictine is a nod to the French, the use of rye whiskey is to the Americans, the sweet vermouth to the Italians, the Angostura bitters to the Carribbean, and the Peychaud’s bitters a credit to the city of New Orleans herself.

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