The Vieux Carré (pronounced in the Cajun and Creole-style “vyur kaa ray”) is a classic cocktail straight from 1930s. The Vieux Carré is a slightly sweet, spiced, and warming drink with herbal, citrus, and smoky notes. It’s similar to a Manhattan but more complex thanks to the cognac and two kinds of bitters. 

  •  ¾ oz Coalition whiskey
  •  ¾ oz cognac
  •  ¾  oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 to 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 to 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1/2 oz Bénédictine liqueur
  • Cherry or lemon twist, garnish

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and lemon twist.

Coalition VIEUX CARRE cocktail