Black Swan Cocktail

Posted by CrushWine

Like any cocktail enthusiast, we in the booze department at Crush (aka "Team Spirit") have a profound appreciation for the dramatic arts, which is why Oscar night is one of our most highly anticipated Sunday nights of the year.

This year, we've created 10 cocktails inspired by the 2011 Academy Award nominees for best picture. We'll be revealing them one by one until the big night is here. Enjoy!

The Black Swan

Pousse-cafe of Coole Swan Dairy Cream Liqueur and Santa Teresa Araku Coffee Liqueur separated by a super-thin layer of absinthe.

  • 1.5 oz Coole Swan Dairy Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Araku Coffee Liqueur
  • .5 oz Absinthe

Start by adding the Araku to a straight-walled glass. Then drip the absinthe over the back side of a bar spoon which is just touching the meniscus of the Araku. Stop when you can see a thin layer of green. Next, carefully add the Coole Swan in the same fashion. Be careful not to pour too vigorously or else your Black Swan and White Swan will mix up. And then, anything could happen.