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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Li’l Liza Jane

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

  • Eagle Rare 10 yr Bourbon
  • Creme de Yvette
  • Herbsaint
  • Peychaud’s Bitters

A reference to an old New Orleans jazz song that sounds a bit like Camp Town Races. Herbsaint is an anise flavored liqueur native to New Orleans and commonly used in the Sazerac cocktail.

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