The Vieux Carré (pronounced View Car ray) originally made its print debut in the 1937 cocktail book Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em by Stanley Clisby Arthur. The author credits the creation of the cocktail to Walter Bergeron, a bartender at the Carousel Bar inside the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.
The first cocktail I ever posted that I made myself was the Vieux Carré. We were in the beginnings of the pandemic, and lockdown had just been implemented. I had lots of bottles of rye whiskey on hand and had just purchased my first bottle of Benedictine before everything shut down. - Robin Seton Karides
Photo courtesy of home mixologist and Elevated Craft Crew member, Robin Seton Karides | Follow Robin on Instagram at: @thehousemouse
¾ oz. Sazerac Rye Whiskey
¾ oz. Villon Cognac
¾ oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
½ oz. Benedictine Liqueur
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Black cherry for garnish
Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir 30-40 seconds to chill and dilute.
Strain into your Hybrid Cocktail Glass over a large cube of ice.
Garnish with cherry.