The Vieux Carré was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It's one of my favorite classic cocktails, a mix of rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. When made well, it's a fantastic drink -- when made poorly, it's undrinkable.
"Vieux Carré" translates to "Old Square," one of the early names for the French Quarter.
And the spot where I was drinking this Vieux Carré is close to Denver's most famous square. Maybe that's why the drink lived up to my very high expectations.
Can you guess where I'm drinking?
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