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Vieux Carre Cocktail

Below you'll find our recipe for this New Orleans classic. While there isn't a ton of room for experimentation, the quantities (or even inclusion) of bitters and garnishes is one area where you can really make this cocktail your own. If you think the cocktail could be improved by substituting an orange wedge for the lemon wedge, why not try it and see?
Keyword Cocktail, Cognac, Drink, Rye Whiskey, Vieux Carre
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author My Bartender


  • 3/4 Oz Rye whiskey
  • 3/4 Oz cognac
  • 3/4 Oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 Oz Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry or lemon wedge (optional)


  • Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice
  • Add liquid ingredients, stir until chilled
  • Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass filled halfway with ice
  • Add any garnishes
  • Enjoy!