H by Hine cognac classics: Vieux Carré

By

SHARE

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

If, like us, you’re a fan of Old Fashioneds, partial to Manhattans and that kind thing, then this drink most definitely has your name on it.

Big, bold and best enjoyed late in the evening this is a true cognac classic.

The Vieux Carré

There are a few things you might like to know about the Vieux Carré. First up, pronunciation. Say something that sounds a bit like Vooo-car-ray and you’re in the right kind of place. Secondly, it literally translates from the French for ‘Old Square’, named after the New Orleans French Quarter where it originated. We’ll just add that it’s credited to New Orleans bartender Walter Bergeron from the late 1930s and we’re pretty much done with the history side of things.

As for the drink itself the H by Hine gets together with rye whiskey and red vermouth like three old friends hanging out together. None of them takes over but together they compliment each other exceptionally well. Meanwhile, a little Bénédictine, like the bitters, acts as a kind of seasoning. The Bénédictine is quite an intense ingredient so you might want to start with a little less than stated in the recipe, stir and taste, then maybe add some more if required.

Serve it in your favourite rocks glass with a neatly cut lemon twist and you’re good to go.

Ingredients

25ml H by Hine cognac
25ml rye whiskey
25ml sweet vermouth
5ml Bénédictine
2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Method

Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into a Rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Alternative serveH by Hine

If you like you can add a cherry but we kind of like everything just as it is.

Check in with us regularly for more H by Hine classic cognac serves.

Read more about H by Hine in The Cocktail Lovers magazine

hine.com

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Be the first to hear the latest news, get sneaky peeks inside upcoming issues of The Cocktail Lovers magazine, receive special offers and lots more. (And we promise we won’t share your details with anyone else).

To get the latest copy of our gorgeous print magazine just click on the cover!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE MAGAZINE

The Cocktail Lovers magazine is packed with features, fashion, food, travel, interviews, news, recipes – all written from a cocktail lover’s perspective. Published four times a year, take your pick from the luxurious print edition or get your fix in the page-turning digital format – either way, it couldn’t be easier to start a subscription or order back issues. And why keep all the cocktail goodness to yourself? Share the love by setting up a gift subscription. We ship pretty much everywhere in the world, so we’ve got you covered. Start your subscription today!

The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_35_Cover
The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_35_Cover

JOIN us!

Join us at The Cocktail Lovers and be the first to hear the latest news, get our new magazine and receive specials offers. (And we don’t share your details with anyone else.)