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Vieux Carré Cocktail
18 Aug 2012
The Vieux Carré Cocktail is another creature born of the Rye & Cognac family, but it’s a bit more straightforward if you think about it (I think). The cognac is used to soften the spice of the rye a bit, mixed with an equal collective part sweet vermouth, and then it’s mixed over ice with some bitter stuff.
Sounds like? The Negroni and its friends.
So it’s a bit of fuss, but it should be no great surprise that it works respectably well:
Only problem? I think the Boulevardier and Negroni are better drinks.
Interestingly, the more modern treatment ups the ante and doubles the rye and cognac; in this form I thought the drink was in fact quite nice.
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