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Vieux Carre Cocktail
Vieux Carre Cocktail
Vieux Carre Cocktail

Vieux Carre Cocktail

Enjoy this cocktail within the historic neighborhood it's named for

What is the Vieux Carre Cocktail?

A Vieux Carre (pronounced VOO-kar-A) is a classic New Orleans cocktail that embodies the same timeless simplicity as the world-famous French Quarter neighborhood for which it was named after. Created in the 1930s by the historic Hotel Monteleone’s head bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre’s beginnings are a far cry from humble. The cocktail’s effortless execution includes part whiskey, part cognac, vermouth, and an assortment of bitters.

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Vieux Carre Cocktail - Carousel Bar

While the drink can be ordered and enjoyed at a number of bars throughout the French Quarter and beyond, Bergeron’s classic creation remains one of the Carousel Bar’s most famous and popular cocktails.

Carousel Bar’s Vieux Carre Recipe

  • ¾ ounce Sazerac Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ ounce Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
  • ¾ ounce Berto Red Vermouth
  • ½ ounce Benedictine Liqueur
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Lemon peel garnish

Gather the ingredients listed above and combine them in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well and serve in a classic cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon peel or cherry.