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Vieux Carré

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Stanley Clisby Arthur's 1937 Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em attributes this drink to Walter Bergeron, head bartender at the Hotel Monteleone.

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce Cognac
  3. 1 ounce rye whiskey
  4. 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
  5. 1/4 ounce Bénédictine (brandy-based herbal liqueur)
  6. Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
  7. Dash of Angostura bitters
  8. 1 lemon twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.