Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake)

Difford's Guide



Flavour Profile



There are approximately 192 calories in one serving of Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake).

Styles & Flavours

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Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Cognac
8 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/6 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
2/3 fl oz Chilled water (reduce if wet ice)

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


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!"

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