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Vieux Carré Cocktail

Vieux Carré Cocktail 1.000
Jul 25, 2007

This is the signature cocktail of the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, where Tales of the Cocktail was held. The Vieux Carré was created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, then the head bartender. The name comes from the French name for the Old Quarter.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce cognac
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/8 teaspoon Benedictine liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

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Fill an 8- to 10-ounce old-fashioned, or rocks, glass. with ice. Add the rye, cognac, vermouth, Benedictine and both bitters, and stir to mix well. Garnish with the lemon twist.

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Adapted from "Mixing New Orleans," by Phillip Collier (Philbeau Publishing, 2007).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 148

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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