“Le Vieux Carré” is one of the classics of cocktail created by Walter Bergeron at Monteleone Hotel (actual Caroussel Bar) in New Orléan’s French Quarter (where the name is coming from, literally meaning “Old Squared”), 1938. It’s also one of my favorite cocktail for now.
This time, I wanted a Gin based Vieux Carré.
I replaced the spirit by a good quality Gin and Genever, Rosso by Verbena liqueur. The result was far too much herbal and sweet so I switched the Verbena liqueur’s dosage to the Benedictine one, balancing all the rest of the mix.
Why the Triangle? cause I feel it sharper, less earthy than the original one (even if it became totally different from the original one)
- 0,75oz. Gin
- 0,75oz. Bols old Genever
- 0,75oz. Benedictine
- 0,25oz. Verbena Liqueur (バーベナリキュール)
- Dashes : Peychaud
- Dashes : Elixir d’Arquebuse
- Dash : Absinth
- Garnish : Lemon zest
- Build your drink in an old fashioned glass