Vieux Carre Cocktail

October 1, 2015

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: In honor of John Besh's new book Besh Big Easy, he came by to show us how to make this classic New Orleans cocktail, named after the city's French Quarter. It's that NOLA.Ali Slagle

Makes: 2


  • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce cognac
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 splash (or a barspoon) Benedictine
  • 2 lemon twist, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Stir all the liquids in a mixing glass filled halfway with ice.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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