The Vieux Carré is yet another classic cocktail making a comeback. In the video below, BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer demonstrates how to make a Vieux Carré using (rī)1 Ultra-premium Rye Whiskey and Hennessy Cognac VS, recipe and info below too.
The Vieux Carré
* 1 ounce (rī)1 Ultra-remium Rye Whiskey
* 1 ounce Hennessy Cognac VS
* 1 ounce Noilly Pratt Sweet Vermouth
* 1 teaspoon Bénédictine D.O.M.
* 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
* 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Mix all ingredients in a double Old Fashioned glass over ice and stir.
The Vieux Carré is credited with it’s invention in 1938 at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, where the then-head bartender Walter Bergeron created it. The word “Vieux Carré” literally means, “old square” in French. This old term is what we know today as the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.