Vieux Carré Recipe

Looking for a sophisticated, classic cocktail? Look no further than the Vieux Carré, a timeless concoction with a complex flavor. This sophisticated concoction is a blend of cognac, sweet vermouth, rye whiskey, Benedictine and bitters. All these elements combine to create a unique flavor unlike any other drink. As an added bonus, you won’t need complex tools or hard-to-find ingredients to make this stunningly divine beverage. Keep reading to learn how to make this iconic drink, the Vieux Carré!

Vieux Carré

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 Lemon Twist


  • Add the Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Rye Whiskey, Benedictine and Bitters into a mixing glass.
  • Add a few pieces of ice and stir until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Strain the cocktail into a well-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


-The Vieux Carré is a classic New Orleans-style cocktail that has been around since 1937.
-It is commonly made with equal parts Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, and Rye Whiskey for a balanced flavor.
-Benedictine is sometimes used as an additional ingredient to add sweetness.
-The Angostura and Peychaud's Bitters provide a nice contrasting touch.