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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Toulouse-Lautrec's Absinthe Recipes

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

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1 comment:

Joanna Ebenstein said...

Thanks so much for coming to both nights! Still recovering myself...

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