Sazerac. Ramos Gin Fizz. Vieux Carré. New Orleans has played a central role in cocktail culture over the past century—and, more recently, with Pinhook. Second only to NYC in the number of restaurants and bars pouring Pinhook, New Orleans is also home to Sean’s third restaurant, Kenton’s. But back to the Vieux Carré. First stirred to life during the 1930s by Walter Bergeron, a bartender at the legendary Carousel Bar inside the Hotel Monteleone, Vieux Carré (meaning “old square” in French) references the French Quarter. Boozy, sweet, bitter and smooth: it's the Big Easy in a glass.