As absinthe cocktails go, La Canne Creuse is stunning but the story behind the name is just as interesting. Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe Brasserie and Bar in San Francisco created the cocktail as part of Pernod Absinthe's "muse series" in 2008 and his muse was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. More of the series' recipes are below the recipe.
A provocative painter and printmaker for his time, Toulouse-Lautrec was known to carry a hollow cane (translated to French as "cannes creuse) with a bottle of absinthe inside.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.
- Add ice and stir until well chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe Courtesy: Pernod Absinthe
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