Toulouse – Lautrec’s favourite drink

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Every artist – whether a painter, sculptor, or artist or photographer – has some habits that affect his work. And so, as it is said,  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French representative of post-impressionism was being most creative at night – when he was drunk with enormous amounts of alcohol.

The painter was regularly visiting cabarets, primarily “Mirliton” at Montmartre, a place run by identity, Aristide Bruant. They also are no different than other districts with public houses.

Because of the atypical lifestyle he didn’t remain healthy: the artist works at night, sleeping off his sleepless nights during the day. We do not recommend such a risky schedule of the day, but courageous ones may try Lautrec’s spectacular drink. The painter made his creativeness on many ways, guided by lively colors and lots of drinks.

Hennessy Blush, or the spectacular cocktail of Toulouse-Lautrec:

  • absynt
  • mandarin juice
  • bitter
  • red wine
  • champagne

Proportions as you want, but as Jad Adams recalls in his book Hideous Absinthe: “The History of the Devil in the Bottle”, the painter wanted the drink to give the impression of a peacock’s tail on the palate.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived briefly, but very intensely. He died at the age of 37, leaving behind an impressive accomplishment. The catalog published in 1971, contains 737 painters’ paintings, 275 watercolors, 369 prints (including posters) and about 5,000 drawings, some of which were sketched on napkins in bars and cafes in which he was a frequent visitor.

Even me myself, after a night in the city, sometimes would like to spend the whole weekend under the quilt, and Cacofonia Milano offers you exactly a pattern inspired by Tolouse-Lautrec’s painting “In bed”

 

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