Artistic Mixology

“If there were visitors, Toulouse-Lautrec would proudly mix up a few rounds of his infamous cocktails; the artist was smitten with American mixed drinks, which were still a novelty in France at the time, and he liked to invent his own concoctions––assembled not for complementary flavors but for their vivid colors and extreme potency.  (One of his inventions was the Maiden Blush, a combination of absinthe, mandarin, bitters, red wine, and champagne.  He wanted the sensation, he said, of a ‘peacock’s tail in the mouth.’)”

I don’t know, those flavors sound pretty complementary to me.

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