Saturday, November 12, 2011
We're half-way through The Observatory's "Decadent Paris Weekend" and it got off to a great start with last night's Grand Guignol lecture with Mel Gordon. Tonight's lecture is Absinthe and Other Liquors of Fin de Siecle Paris. To get you a little in the mood - and maybe a little tipsy - I thought I'd share a couple of Toulouse-Lautrec's absinthe cocktails I found reading Explosive Acts by David Sweetman. Lautrec loved absinthe so much that he kept some in his hollowed-out cane, so he was bound to get a little creative with its preparation.
-tremblement de terre (the earthquake) - absinthe with cognac
-absinthe minuit (midnight absinthe) - absinthe with white wine
-absinthe de vidangeur (scavenger absinthe) - absinthe with red wine