Vieux Carre

Walter Bergeron, Swan Bar (Carousel Bar) at Hotel Monteleone, c. Late 1930s

  • 1 oz. Sazerac Rye
  • 1 oz. Cognac
  • 1 oz. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 barspoon Bénédictine
  • 2 dash Angostura bitters
  • 2 dash Peychaud’s bitters

Stir and pour into a old-fashion / rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish: lemon twist.

This “Old Square” cocktail  was “…created as a tribute to the different ethnic groups of the city: The Benedictine and cognac to the French influence, the Sazerac rye as a tribute to the American influence, the sweet vermouth to the Italian, and the bitters as a tribute to the Caribbean…” according to official word from Hotel Monteleone.

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Zombie Apocalypse

H. Harper Station (closed as of April 1st, 2016), Reynoldstown, Atlanta, GA

  • 1/2 oz Denizen White Rum
  • 1/2 oz Flor de Caña 7-year Rum
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Hart 151
  • 1/2 oz Joven Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz 1840 Pierre Ferrand Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Marie Brizzard Apry
  • 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Float grenadine and let it float down, like blood.

Photo courtesy of Grub Street.

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