The Vieux Carré (pronounced in the Cajun and Creole style voh care-eh) is a classic cocktail straight from 1930s New Orleans. It is a complex and fascinating drink that is as popular today as it was when it was first created.
This cocktail is a short, slow sipper that begins with equal parts of whiskey, cognac, and sweet vermouth. Not one, but two bitters are used and there is a hint of a classic herbal liqueur to give it even more dimension.
If you are looking for a truly great cocktail, the Vieux Carré is it and it is one of the signature drinks of New Orleans.
To make this intriguing drink, you’ll need:
3/4 ounce Filmoore Rides Whiskey
3/4 ounce cognac
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce Benedictine liqueur
1 to 2 dashes Paychaud’s Bitters
1 to 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Cherry or lemon twist, garnish