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Vieux Carre Cocktail

Vieux Carre Cocktail

This classic cocktail dates to the early part of the 20th century and has a base of rye whiskey combined with cognac, sweet vermouth, aromatic Benedictine liqueur, and two types of bitters.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails


  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 teaspoons Benedictine liqueur
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 lemon twists, for garnish


  • Fill two 8-ounce old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice. Combine the remaining ingredients (except the lemon twists) in a glass and stir to combine. Divide the cocktail between the two glasses and garnish each glass with a lemon twist.


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