Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe - Classic New Orleans Drink
Calories: 203kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
The Vieux Carré is an American cocktail invented in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Similar to the Manhattan, it’s made with brandy, whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura, and Peychaud’s bitters. This classic cocktail offers a rich and complex flavor that’s perfect for those who enjoy a sophisticated drink.


  • 1 ¼ oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ¼ oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 tsp Benedictine Herbal Liqueur
  • 1 Dashes Bitters
  • 1 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters


Combine Ingredients:

  • In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine 1 ¼ oz rye whiskey, 1 ¼ oz cognac, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 1 tsp Benedictine herbal liqueur, 1 dash Angostura bitters, and 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters.


  • Stir well to mix and chill the ingredients.


  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.


  • Garnish with a lemon twist.


  • Serve immediately and enjoy your Vieux Carré Cocktail.


For the best Vieux Carré Cocktail, use high-quality rye whiskey and cognac to ensure a rich and smooth flavor. The combination of sweet vermouth and Benedictine herbal liqueur adds a complex sweetness, while the bitters provide a balanced depth. Adjust the amount of bitters to suit your taste for a more or less aromatic drink.
The Vieux Carré Cocktail is perfect for those looking to enjoy a classic and sophisticated beverage. Its rich history and complex flavors make it a standout choice for any occasion.
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Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 203kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 1g (2%)Sodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 1g (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage Recipe, Cocktail Recipe, Drink Recipe