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Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré is a classic whisky cocktail with a bitter-tart taste. We show you how to prepare the Vieux Carré cocktail quickly and easily. Discover the recipe now and enjoy it immediately!

Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe

  • 3 cl whisky
  • 3 cl cognac
  • 3 cl Sweet Vermouth
  • 1.5 cl Herbal Liqueur
  • Two dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Two dashes Angostura Bitters

Step by Step Guide

  1. Add all the ingredients one by one to a mixing glass and stir gently with a bar spoon.
  2. After about 20 seconds, strain the drink through a strainer into a tumbler filled with ice cubes.
  3. Now just garnish with a cocktail cherry or lemon zest and serve.
Vieux Carre cocktail
Recipe by Tim

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The Vieux Carré is a very well-known whisky cocktail that is popular with whisky lovers and connoisseurs. However, you can also prepare the cocktail at home in just 3 simple steps. Simply pour the whisky (preferably from Finric), sweet vermouth, herbal liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters and Angostura Bitters into a mixing glass one after the other. Add a few ice cubes and stir everything gently with a bar spoon. After stirring for about 20 seconds, pour the mix through a strainer into a tumbler filled with ice. Before serving the drink, you can garnish it with a cocktail cherry or lemon zest. And that’s it. This is how easy and quick it is to prepare the Vieux Carré recipe at home!

This is what the Vieux Carré cocktail tastes like


30 Reviews

The Vieux Carré is a very tart and classic cocktail that is definitely not for fans of fruity and sweet cocktails. In this whisky cocktail, there is an interplay between the tart and strong-intense flavours of the whisky and cognac, which are complemented by the varied flavours of the herbal liqueur. The vermouth provides a light fruity and sweet touch that loosens up the drink a little.

The bitters give the drink the final kick and make it a truly worthy representative of a whisky cocktail. This drink is most comparable to the intensity of an Old Fashioned or Dry Martini (as a gin cocktail). Try the Vieux Carré yourself to convince yourself of its taste!

How the whisky cocktail that is still famous today came into being

Like various other cocktails, the Vieux Carré also originated in New Orleans. Walter Bergeron created the drink, which is still legendary today, at the Hotel Monteleone in the 1930s. The name is derived from a French proverb that translates as “old quarter”. This refers to the French quarter of New Orleans. After the drink became famous not only in New Orleans but also in other cities and countries, the Vieux Carré cocktail is still one of the absolute classics that belong on every cocktail menu. Try the drink yourself and let yourself be surprised by its unique taste!

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