• 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Bourbon/Whiskey
  • 1 oz Absinthe


  • Put gin, bourbon, absinthe in cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Name came from it’s potency – if there is an earthquake while you’re drinking it, you won’t even notice. 😉
The Earthquake cocktail (or Tremblement de Terre) was allegedly invented by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and as you might expect, involves absinthe. The recipe was 3 parts absinthe and 3 parts cognac. Needless to say, anything involving this much unwatered absinthe is hard to drink.

The Savoy Cocktail Book (first published in 1930) gives this recipe that I made. Most of all it’s anis drink, in a background it’s nice floral taste of gin. But overall it’s just for absinth lovers….. WITH THIS COCKTAIL YOU SHOULDN’T TAKE IT’S POTENCY TOO LIGHTLY!!!

Alcohol (strong): 11/10


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