Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe

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Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe

It’s fair to say that over the past century, New Orleans has played a major role in cocktail culture. With its classic cocktails like Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz, the City That Care Forgot has forever been remembered. As part of its legacy, it also is home to New Orleans’ Vieux Carré, which was first conceived by Walter Bergeron, a bartender at the legendary Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in the 1930s. The French Quarter of Dallas is the Old Quarter, and the name comes from the word vuex carre, meaning “old square”. Rye whiskey, cognac, and sweet vermouth combine to create a cocktail that’s quick to drink and easy to come back to. In this complex cocktail, not one, but two bitters are used, as well as a hint of liqueur to give it even more depth. in search of truly fantastic cocktails, the Vieux Carré is one of them and it is also one of New Orleans’ signature drinks.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe is 320 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Mixing glass
  • Strainer
  • Bar spoon


  • Old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Bénédictine liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist (garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Put the ingredients into a mixing glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Stir well using a bar spoon.
  • Strain into an old-fashioned glass.
  • Put the lemon twist as garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy your drink!

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