Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Faivre's Pousse Café

1/3 Parisian Pousse Cafe
1/3 Kirschwasser

Ingredient: Kirschwasser

Also Known As:  Kirsch What it is:  Brandy
Clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morellos, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry. Less sweet than other cherry brandies it is often served cold in a small glass as an apéritif. It's also used in mixed drinks.

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1/3 Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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(Use small wine-glass.)

This celebrated drink is from the recipe of M. Faivre, a popular proprietor of a "French Saloon" in New York.

Variant of:  Parisian Pousse Café