Vieux Carré

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Offer this classic 1930s cocktail after dinner. Vieux Carré (voo cah-RAY) means "old square," referring to the French Quarter.

Yield: Makes 1 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


  • Crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) rye whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) cognac
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Bénédictine liqueur
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Fill 1 (8-oz.) glass with crushed ice. Pour rye whiskey and remaining ingredients into glass; stir. Serve immediately.
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