This spirited variation on a Vieux Carre made its debut at Nelson’s annual Repeal Day celebration. The traditional cognac is replaced by Belle Meade Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon. A splash of Benedictine provides notes of spiced honey and a couple dashes of bitters tie everything together. The perfect sipper for a special occasion – or no occasion at all!
Creator: Rachel Ramirez
1 oz Belle Meade Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon
.75 oz Belle Meade Reserve
.5 oz sweet vermouth
Bar spoon Benedictine
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over one large cube or sphere. Express the oils from an orange peel over the top of the drink and drop the peel into the drink.