Creole Cocktail

by0| PUBLISHED Nov 15, 2014 4:26 AM
Creole Cocktail
Farideh Sadeghin

Puritan & Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, serves this riff on the Vieux Carré, a classic New Orleans drink. In it, rye whiskey is paired with bittersweet fortified wine and spicy, citrusy Bénédictine, a liqueur made with a secret recipe that includes 27 aromatic ingredients.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. rye
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. sweet vermouth, preferably Punt e Mes
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. Bénédictine liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 (1”) strip lemon peel, for garnish


  • Combine rye, vermouth, Bénédictine, and bitters in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with lemon peel.