Nouveau Carré

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar * San Francisco This riff on the classic rye-based Vieux Carré cocktail is mixologist Jonny Raglin's tribute to New Orleans: "I chose an aged tequila to replace the rye because it has a spicy backbone that can stand up to the sweet Bénédictine and Lillet." Slideshow:  New Orleans Cocktails 

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces añejo tequila

  • 1/2 ounce Bénédictine (golden herbal liqueur)

  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc

  • 5 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

  • 1 lemon twist


  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the lemon twist and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.

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