This 30’s cocktail is a variation on the classic Manhattan cocktail that begins with equal parts of rye whiskey, Cognac, and sweet vermouth. Not one, but two bitters are used and there is a hint of a classic herbal liqueur to give it even more dimension. Vieux Carré means beautiful square in French and refers to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Vieux Carré | Mahattan-style cocktail | Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison


Christofle Graphix Double Old Fashioned


1 oz. rye whiskey

1 oz. cognac

1 oz. sweet vermouth

1 tsp. Bénédictine

2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

2 dashes Angostura bitters

3 brandied cherries


Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the ingredients, stirring with a bar spoon until well chilled. Pour the contents of the mixing glass into the glass, including ice. Garnish with the cocktail pick with the cherries.

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