Did you see I found new glasses for my Friday Drinks? They were standing in a cabinet at the antique store where I got my dining chairs. Aren't they pretty? And they make a great ding when you make a toast - equally important according to my husband :-)
So our Friday drinks were delayed by a day this week. We just didn't have time or energy to enjoy them on Friday so we decided to do it on Saturday instead. I want to make sure we can have at least a minute to make a proper toast and actually taste the cocktail and enjoy it and with two kids and life in general sometimes that opportunity comes a day late. So be it.
This week I have another cocktail featuring one of my all time favorites - rye whisky. The classic recipe for this drink calls for Sweet Vermouth but I only had Extra Dry available, and also I swapped the classic Pimento bitter for Peychaud's (how many bitters can one girl need???). I think it turned out just great anyway!
Vieux Carré (Dry and a Day late)
1.5 tbs rye whisky
1.5 tbs cognac
1.5 tbs Extra Dry Vermouth
2 tsp Benedictine
4 dashes Peychaud's bitter
Cherry to garnish
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake to mix and strain into a glass. Drop in a cherry for garnish.