3/4 oz Dry Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
1/2 oz Zacapa 23 Year Rum
1/4 oz Bénédictine
2 dash Creole Bitters (Peychaud's)
Build in a Double Old Fashioned glass. Stir with ice until well chilled and garnish with a lemon twist.
After returning home from No. 9 Park, I was in the mood for a nightcap. The drink that came to mind was the Ciudad Vieja that Gaz Regan had just written about as part of the teaser series for his 101 Best New Cocktails: 2013 book. The Ciudad Vieja was created by Alex Negranza of Seattle's Liberty Bar, and he based it off of a Vieux Carré. He crafted it for a customer who loves Sazeracs but wanted something more aggressive. With the inclusion of dark, aged rum, it seemed like the perfect end of the evening libation.