Learn How to Make the Perfect Vieux Carre: a Classic Cocktail made with Bourbon and Cognac



The Vieux Carre is a classic cocktail that originates from 1930s New Orleans. This cocktail is a complex drink, with many interesting flavors working together to form this slow sipper. As part of our Ballyhack cocktail series, we’ll teach you how to make the Perfect Vieux Carre. Completed with herbal, citrus, and smoky notes, this drink is the perfect cocktail to try if you already like a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.

1 oz Kentucky Owl bourbon
1 oz Courvoisier
.25 oz B&B
.25 oz dry vermouth
.5 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir and serve over a large ice cube. Garnish with an expressed orange round and a cherry.

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