Dram & Draught co-founder Kevin Barrett shares our take on the world famous Vieux Carré cocktail.
The Vieux Carré, or, The French Quater Cocktail was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron who was the head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It is named after the French term for The French Quater, le Vieux Carré, which translates to “the old square”. Hotel Monteleone is still in The French Quater and is now home to the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge.
Unlike other New Orleans inspired cocktails such as the Sazerac that forces you to choose between brandy and whiskey, The Vieux Carré incorporates both and makes a wonderful pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap.
- Angostura Bitters
- Peychaud’s Bitters
- Sweet Vermouth
- Old Overhold Rye Whiskey
- Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy