What the Deuce!?!

I’ve made my love of champagne cocktails pretty well known by this point, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to shut up about it. This pretty little thing is not your average vodka cocktail—it’s got kick thanks to a dash or three of Pernod Absinthe. Champagne and Absinthe (a la Death in the Afternoon) always have the potential to be amazing.

I’d like to try swapping in Cranberry puree for the Raspberry this Thanksgiving. What do you think?

Le Deuce

1 part Absolut Vodka

½ part Raspberry Puree

3 dashes Pernod Absinthe

Champagne to top

Shake and strain first three ingredients into a flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with a raspberry.


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2 responses to “What the Deuce!?!

  1. why would you like to do something like that?

    I was always surprised, about those, who are mixing aroma potent absinthes [or pastis or any other anisées] with champagne, a helluva expensive and complex and often very sensitive sparkling wine from France.

    Oh wait – adding Raspberry Puree, takes the last sparkle of the formerly great wine! And the vodka? Nobody knows, the reason for it!

    • cocktailculture


      To each his own, I suppose. Are you not a fan of the classic “Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon” cocktail?

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