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The Perfect Vieux Carré Rye Whiskey Cocktail for Your Next Party

Thu, Feb 23, 23  |  rye whiskey cocktails

Vieux Carré Rye Whiskey Cocktail 

If you are looking for a crafty and flavorful cocktail to make for your next gathering, look no further than the Vieux Carré. This classic whiskey-based cocktail was created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the famous Carousel Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This rye whiskey-based drink is absolutely delicious and sure to be a hit with your guests. Let’s take a closer look at this classic cocktail and how to make it.

The Ingredients

To make this classic Vieux Carré Rye Whiskey Cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey,
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth,
  • 1 ounce Benedictine liqueur,
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters,
  • 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
  • and a lemon twist garnish

The bitters provide an additional depth of flavor that really makes this drink stand out from other whiskey-based cocktails.

Mixing the Drink

Now that we have our ingredients together, let’s mix up the drink! Begin by filling a mixing glass with ice cubes and adding all of the liquid ingredients into the glass. Stir gently until everything is well blended together and chilled. Strain into an old-fashioned glass (or rocks glass) filled with fresh ice cubes and garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


The Vieux Carré is a timeless classic that is sure to impress your guests with its bold flavors and subtle sweetness. With its rye whiskey base and unique blend of bitters, it is definitely worth giving a try if you are looking for something new to serve at your next party or gathering! Whether you are an experienced craft cocktail enthusiast or just getting started in mixology, this Vieux Carré Rye Whiskey Cocktail is sure to be a hit! Cheers!

By Jason Zheng

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