This Cocktail Tells You Everything You Need To Know About How Your Bartender Mixes Drinks

Trying out new bartenders or mixologists at a bar you’ve never been to can be challenging. Not all people approach mixed drinks the same way, so it’s hard to tell if your cocktail will be the way you like it.

Watching someone make a Vieux Carré, which is New Orleans’ take on the Manhattan, is a fantastic way to learn how that particular bar approaches mixed drinks. Do they shake? Do they stir? Do they lean towards sweeter or dryer drinks? These are great pieces of information that will help you determine what and how to order.

Vieux Carré Recipe
.75oz Rye Whiskey (Bulleit)
.75oz Cognac (Remy Martin VSOP)
.75oz Sweet Vermouth (Martini & Rossi)
.25oz D.O.M. Benedictine
2Dash Aromatic Bitters (Angostura)
3Dash Cherry Bitters (Peychaud’s)
Stir Over Ice 30 Revolutions
Strain Into Coupe
Express Lemon Oil
Garnish With Trimmed Lemon Peel

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