Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vieux Carré Cocktail

Vieux Carré Cocktail

Chris and I have found a new favorite cocktail over the past year: the Manhattan. We drink them all the time now. Although I think of it as more of a winter-time drink, we're still drinking them. Buck's Fishing & Camping makes a particularly excellent one that's very easy on the sweet vermouth.

The Vieux Carré is similar to a Manhattan, a base of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters, but it adds cognac and Benedictine liqueur, making the drink a little richer and sweeter. On the rocks, I think this makes a nice warmer weather alternative to our favored Manhattan.

Vieux Carré Cocktail

1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. cognac
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1/4 oz. Benedictine liqueur
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters

Combine whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a single large ice cube.


Cocktail: Manhattan

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