I’m lucky enough to live in a city that has great bars exploring craft cocktails. Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice vodka martini, but being introduced to other not so well known drinks is wonderful. One of my favorite places in Seattle, Liberty, is known for their extensive list of craft cocktails. They frequently have this drink as a barrel aged drink, meaning they make it and then let it set in a bourdon barrel for a couple of weeks. I liked it so much that I make it at home, not barrel aged though. I have modified it just a bit, adding a dash of orange bitters. Enjoy!


Vieux Carre

  • 1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Brandy
  • 1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • 3 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters


Add all the ingredients into a glass or cocktail shaker. Stir for about 45 seconds. Serve in a rocks glass, best with 1 large ice-cube.


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