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6 Cocktails Inspired By Marquis De Sade

Steff Green Published On: 22-07-2013
6 Cocktails Inspired By Marquis De Sade

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.

marquis de sade 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
  • Champagne

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.

forbidden love cocktail

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.

blood orange cocktail

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.

last word cocktail

  • 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!