Did you know that Henri de Toulouse Lautrec invented a cocktail?

One of the greatest Post-Impressionist Artists, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec stood out not only for his talented paintings, but for his love to alcohol.

Above all other types of alcohol he was a well-known lover of absinth, that he even created a cocktail based on it. Treblement de Terre – Earthquake!

Toulouse-Lautrec and Lucién Metivet drinking absinthe c.1885
Photograph © Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi-Tarn, France

He may have been a small guy, but no one could’ve survived as many Earthquakes as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec did. The elixir, if you could call it that, was notoriously potent. His recipe had just two ingredients, neither of which was water. Be careful – this is a rather intense potion!

 

The Earthquake Cocktail

Ingredients: 

3 parts absinthe

3 parts cognac

Instructions: 

Stir cognac and absinthe in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with a lemon twist.

 

As simple as this! Enjoy!

 

Regrettably, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec died at the age 37 of because of alcoholism.

Remember – Spirits Hunters stand for the the art of tasting! If you do not know how to stop – do not drink!

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.