His & Hers Cocktails - Vieux Carre

When you're focusing on cocktails created in New Orleans, you start to notice that the drinks are as strong as the city's personality.  The "Vieux Carre" is no exception to rule.  The drinks name is derived from the location where it was invented, in the "French Quarter", at the Hotel Monteleone.  Don't worry, no hotel reservations are required if you happen to be vacationing in the area.  Instead, head indoors to the Monteleone Carousel Bar for an experience you'll never forget.  Did I mention that the bar slowly rotates?!

His Ingredients - Vieux Carre
1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Pierre Ferrand Cognac
1 oz Sweet Vermouth 
1 tsp Benedictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud bitters
Brandied cherry for garnish

Add all ingredients, except garnish, into a mixing glass with ice.  Stir until well chilled.  Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.  Garnish with cherry.

 

Her Ingredients - Vieux Ananas (Ezra Star)
1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Benedictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

Add all ingredients, except garnish, into a mixing glass with ice.  Stir until well chilled.  Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.  Garnish with lemon twist.

Happy drinking!