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A coupe glass filled with a dark orange cocktail garnished with a dark red cherry

Vieux carré cocktail

Published: October 4, 2021 at 1:14 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

First invented in New Orleans in the 1930s, fans of manhattans, old fashioneds and sazeracs will love this layered and complex cocktail, perfect for sipping slowly on chilly evenings


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  • 25ml rye whiskey
  • 25ml cognac
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp benedictine
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherry, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Put all of the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir gently until the outside of the glass is cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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