I love everything New Orleans. The city, the people, and especially the food and drinks. The Vieux Carre is another one of those classy and elegant cocktails, not to mention a New Orleans original inspired by the French Quarter. You get spicy rye flavors, mellowed with Cognac, a little vanilla and spice from Carpano, and some honeyed sweetness from the Benedictine. Try one out for yourself!
- 1 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1 oz. Cognac
- 1 oz. Carpano Sweet Vermouth
- .5 oz. Benedictine (for less sweetness, use only a barspoon)
- Dash Angostura Bitters
- Dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Combine all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir.
Strain into a nice coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.