Vieux Carré Recipe
The French Quarter’s namesake cocktail hasn’t changed much since its inception in the 1930s, but it does offer a great opportunity for experimentation. Try replacing the cognac with an infused brandy, something with apricot or pear, for a contemporary twist on this classic. Also, a spiced vermouth such as Vya offers a little more kick to an already zesty cocktail.
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- 1 Ounce rye whiskey
- 1 Ounce cognac
- 1 Ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 bar spoonful of Benedictine liqueur
- 1 Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
- 1 Dash of Angostura bitters
- Lemon twist for garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, top with ice, and stir with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lemon twist.