Invented in Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter in New Orleans by the head bartender Walter Bergeron.It translates from French to "Old Square" and is an old name for New Orleans’ French Quarter. Mr. Bergeron was the head bartender of the hotel’s cocktail lounge, pre-dating the current Carousel Bar, which opened in 1949.
Rye Whiskey, Cognac VSOP, Sweet Vermouth, Bénédictine, Angostura and Peychauds Bitter (34.7 Vol.)
The mix of Whiskey and Cognac for sure makes it very special. It's sweet, it's intense, it's herbal. It's a very deep and complete Cocktail.
Pour and stir over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with a lemon zest or dry lemon.
Vieux Carré is great to make you ready for a dinner or can be enjoyed after.