Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (13 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in a

Speakeasy Nick & Nora 4.75oz

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

Read about cocktail measures and measuring.

Buy direct from
the_whisky_exchange store logo
£ -.--

Makes a minimum of ... cocktails
Just £ -.-- per cocktail*

* This list may not include all required ingredients.
Price per cocktail is an estimate based on the cost of making one cocktail with the available ingredients shown above and does not include any postage charges.
Buy direct from Difford’s Guide
Difford's Easy Jigger
£8.72 £8.72 exc VAT

Review:

Absinthe adds a liquorice note to this spirit-forward cognac-based cocktail.

History:

Originally equal parts cognac and absinthe, this cocktail is said to have been served at parties by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901, the French Post-Impressionist.

Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book puts an English spin on "The Earthquake Cocktail" with a recipe that specifies "1/3 Gin, 1/3 Whisky, 1/3 Absinthe, Shake well and serve in a cocktail glass." This recipe is followed by a notation to the name, "So-called because if there should happen to be an earthquake on when you are drinking it, it won't matter." Craddock also notes, "This is a Cocktail whose potency is not to be taken toom lightly, or, for that matter, too frequently!"

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 23.73% alc./vol. (47.46° proof)
  • 18.4 grams of pure alcohol
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above. Values stated for alcohol and calorie content, and number of drinks an ingredient makes should be considered approximate.

Join the Discussion


... comment(s) for Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake)

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment

You must be logged in to upvote or downvote a comment

Click here to login
Buy direct from
the_whisky_exchange store logo
£ -.--

Makes a minimum of ... cocktails
Just £ -.-- per cocktail*

* This list may not include all required ingredients.
Price per cocktail is an estimate based on the cost of making one cocktail with the available ingredients shown above and does not include any postage charges.
Buy direct from Difford’s Guide
Difford's Easy Jigger
£8.72 £8.72 exc VAT
Welcome to Difford's Guide

All editorial and photography on this website is copyright protected

© Odd Firm of Sin 2024