Vieux Carré cocktail from Better Cocktails at Home

The Vieux Carré is a classic cocktail from New Orleans. It was created in the 1930s at the Hotel Monteleone and is a delicious mix of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, Angostura bitters and Peychaud’s bitters. If you’re looking for a cocktail to celebrate Mardi Gras with, this should be near the top of the list.

Vieux Carré
.75oz rye whiskey
.75oz cognac
.75oz sweet vermouth
.25oz Bénédictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
Garnish: lemon peel

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