Cure New Orleans
The French Quarter's Hotel Monteleone prides itself on its literary history (Truman Capote liked to say he was born there), but its true legacy might belong to the Vieux Carré, a drink so sacrosanct even modern trendsetters don't meddle with its original formulation.
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) cognac
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) Sazerac rye whiskey
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) sweet vermouth
1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 oz.) Bénédictine
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon peel twist
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients (except lemon twist) in a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass halfway with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.