Cocktail Blog

Since 2011, Erik and I have been making and collecting cocktail recipes. Cocktails are a curious arena, at once indulgent yet diplomatic: the line between invigorating and toxic easily muddled. Not to mention historical: many of the classic date back to the late 1800s. 

To see if we have a drink recipe in our repertoire, search it's name or one of its main ingredients in the search bar below.

Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré is THE Anderson House cocktail, it's quite strong but perfectly balanced. It's a dark drink, meant for dark corners, slow sips, people watching, and casting telepathic voodoo

Vieux Carré:

1 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse is a favorite, Bulleit rye is a safe option)

1 oz Cognac

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

dash Peychaud's bitters

dash Angostura bitters

1/2 oz benedictine

lemon twist

Pour whiskey, cognac, and vermouth into old-fashioned glass half-filled with ice. Then add bitters, add benedictine and stir four times with a spoon, squeeze the lemon twist then garnish drink with it.