Vieux Carre

Submitted by John on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 23:56
Vieux Carre

Vieux Carre is French for the Old Quarter, which is a storied  corner of storied New Orleans. 

This is a fascinating cocktail, based on a split of rye and cognac with sweet vermouth, and two kinds of bitters. Benedictine adds a complex sweetness. 

I think all-rye or all-cognac would make a fine drink, but by making the base spirit an unidentifiable blend (really the rye and cognac become something new and different) the Vieux Carre becomes mystical. 

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a short glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a swathe of lemon zest.