Izakaya by Michael Schulson is known for bringing a taste of the Far East without having to venture far from the casino floor. One of the highlights of the restaurant is the bar, serving up unique libations with a Japanese flair.
General Manager Zach Davis has created a special at-home cocktail that’s an intense and spirt-forward drink that features whiskey, contract, and sweet vermouth. Taking a trip to the liquor store? Pick up some of these ingredients to spice up your collection and for a taste of Izakaya at home.
VIEUX CARRE COCKTAIL
- .75 oz whiskey
- .75 oz cognac
- .75 oz sweet vermouth
- 1 bar spoon Benedictine (close substitute: yellow chartreuse)
- 2 dashes of bitters
- Zest of any citrus fruit (lemon, lime, orange)
- Add ingredients over ice and stir
- Strain into a coupe glass
- Garnish with citrus zest