The Marquis De Sade was ever a fan of excess, whether that be in food, in drink, or in sexual liberties. On your next date, or at your next party, why don't you indulge your inner libertine with some decadent and debauched cocktails.
The following cocktail list is inspired by the Marquis De Sade's exploits and his French heritage. Enjoy these erotic delights at your next event or party!
The Marquis De Sade
Drink if you dare – the ultimate libertine cocktail.
- 1 oz Merlot
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz grand marnier
Mix together Merlot, orange juice and Grand Marnier, top with a splash of champagne. Drink and be merry!
- Juice of 1 lime or ½ lemon
- 1 ½ oz gin
- 1 dash bitters
- ½ tsp white crème de methe
Mix and serve with a cherry to garnish. Devilish!
Death in the Afternoon
Pour 1 ½ oz absinthe into chilled champagne glass, then top with champagne of choice.
Amore Vietato (Forbidden Love)
In honour of all that is forbidden …
- 2 oz. gin (Hendricks)
- 1 oz. blood orange juice
- Dash simple syrup,
- 2 strawberries
- 4 slices of cucumber
Place the fruit in the shaker and add the simple syrup. Muddle to mix. Add the gin and blood orange juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass, garnishing with strawberries, orange peel or cucumber.
Menage a Trois
Inspired by the Marquis' devious exploits.
- One part Monin Triple Lime Liqueur
- One part Cointreau
- One part Champagne.
Mix ingredients. Chill, then strain into a flute glass. Top with another dash of champagne.
The Last Word
Although De Sade is now dead and his family and the authorities did much to eradicate his memory, his writings still live on, giving fuel to further generations of libertines.
- One part gin
- One part lime juice
- One part green Chartreuse
- One part maraschino liqueur
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Do you have a Marquis De Sade-inspired cocktail? Why not share your recipe in the comments below!