The Vieux Carré Cocktail at Rye in Williamsburg

Today, FitR debuts a brand new feature dubbed, The Daily Shot. Each week, we invite you join us in a drink. Now, what could be more civilized than that?

Rye's Vieux Carré: the old town square in a glass.
Rye's Vieux Carré: the old town square in a glass.

The drink: The Vieux Carré Cocktail

The bar: Rye, 247 South 1st Street, Brooklyn

The price: $10

The ingredients: Rye, Brandy, Benedictine, Peychaud's, and Angostura bitters, stirred and served in a cocktail glass.

The buzz: Pronounced Voo-ca-ray in these here United States, the Vieux Carré is named for the "old square" of New Orleans, which is how the French referred to the Quarter. At old-timey Rye, it fills the drinker with the heat and bittersweetness of the antebellum South.

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