Vieux Carre – The French Quarter Cocktail

Any cocktail with Peychaud’s Bitters is almost always from New Orleans. The name Le Vieux Carre translates to “The Old Square”, referring to the New Orleans French Quarter. The drink was invented in 1937 by Walter Bergeron who was the head bartender at the Monte Leone Hotel In New Orleans.

Vieux Carre Cocktail
Vieux Carre Cocktail

Vieux Carre ingredients:

  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Bourbon
  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Brandy
  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Sweet Vermouth
  • 5 mls (1 tsp) Benedictine
  • 2 mls (2 dashes) Peychauds Bitters
  • 2 mls (2 dashes) Angostura Bitters

Add Ice To Mixing Glass. Combine all ingredients in the mixing glass. Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink. Strain into glass.

ABV = 33%

Originated from New Orleans LA, USA


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