A Twist on the Vieux Carre

The term Vieux Carre (pronounced “voo kah-ray”) means “Old Square” or “Old Quarter” in French, referring to the famous French Quarter of New Orleans. This pronunciation is considered Louisiana French or Creole, which is a French dialect that’s primarily used in southern Louisiana. 

This boozy cocktail was invented in the late 1930s by the head bartender, Walter Bergeron, of the Carousel Bar. Today, you can visit this bar inside the French Quarter’s historic Hotel Monteleone. 

What’s really unique about this bar is the slowly revolving carousel that you can sit at while enjoying their signature cocktail. Check it out here

We encourage you to visit them next time you’re in the area! Until then, let’s get to mixing.


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