Stanley Clisby Arthur's Vieux Carré Recipe

The Vieux Carré is named after a neighborhood in New Orleans. This particular recipe comes from Stanley Clisby Arthur's classic cocktail compendium on the drinks of that city. Arthur claims that the Vieux Carré was created in the Hotel Monteleone, in honor of the historic New Orleans neighborhood.

Recipe adapted from Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Vieux Carré (Stanley Clisby Arthur's Recipe)
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Make this Vieux Carré (Stanley Clisby Arthur's Recipe) cocktail from Jeffrey Morgenthaler at Clyde Common in Portland, OR.
  •  Ice
  • ¾ ounce rye whiskey
  • ¾ ounce Cognac
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/16 ounce Bénédictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud's bitters
  • Lemon peel
  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the whiskey, Cognac, vermouth, Bénédictine and both bitters. Stir until chilled and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the lemon peel and serve.
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