Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake)

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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.

1 2/3 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
8 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
2/3 fl oz Chilled water (reduce if wet ice)
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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!"

Nutrition:

One serving of Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake) contains 192 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 23.73% alc./vol. (47.46° proof)
  • 18.4 grams of pure alcohol
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