Vieux Carre Cocktail

The Vieux Carré

Tales of the Cocktail kicked off today in New Orleans and the buzz on twitter has me jealous that I’m not there. While no substitute for being at totc, enjoying a Vieux Carré seemed like the appropriate way to celebrate with my cocktail brethren. Vieux Carré is the french name for the french quarter (old square) of New Orleans and this cocktail was created there in 1938. Wonderfully complex and  fun to experiment with, the Vieux Carré has long been on my short list of favorite cocktails.

  • 3/4 oz Rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Cognac (or brandy)
  • 3/4 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura
  • 2 dashes Peychauds

Stir briskly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.

2 comments to “Vieux Carré cocktail”

  1. erik.ellestad

    Great picture Filip!

    Nice blend of contrasts and colors.

    Almost looks like an illustration, and I mean that as a compliment.

  2. filip

    Thanks Erik, I had thought the same thing. Sunsets often create beautiful and interesting photos, but illustration like I haven’t encountered yet.


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