This Sunday Sesh we are raising our glasses to the Vieux Carré !
A good place to start with the Vieux Carre, perhaps, is how to pronounce it. Although the name is French, the pronunciation most certainly is not.
This cocktail is pronounced ‘voo car-ray’. In French, this means ‘Old Square’ or ‘Old Quarter’ which was the original name for New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The Vieux Carré is pure Old New Orleans and was invented at the city’s famed Carousel Bar in 1938. This cognac and rye whiskey cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.
- So dust off that cocktail shaker and get in!