Recipe recommendation--Vieux Carre

Dated: October 9 2020

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We go back to cocktails for today's recommendation. Because, really, who doesn't need a drink right about now? 

A couple of Father's Day's ago, Karen got me The Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book by Clair McLafferty as a gift. It's an amazing guide to the world of cocktails that any afficionado should have. And without it, I wouldn't have known about what is now my personal favorite, the Vieux Carre. Think a Manhattan in a tuxedo. It's really a fantastic drink. Salud!

Vieux Carre

3/4 ounce Rye

3/4 ounce Cognac (though we generally substitute brandy...because we're so 'sconnie...)

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth 

1 splash of Benedictine

2 dashes of bitters

1 cherry, for garnish

In a mixing glass or shaker, stir the ingredients together with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish and enjoy! 

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David Pausch

In November of 2000, I closed on my first house, a rough-around-the-edges 1922 colonial with lots of sun, not a lot of storage, and an enormous oak tree in its postage stamp-sized back yard. From the ....

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