Absolut Pleasure

One memorable recent Thursday evening was the broadcast of Laverne Cox et al. in the remade Rocky Horror Picture Show. The communopoly could not let the event go unremarked — or untoasted. But what to drink while watching such an extravaganza?


Fortunately, TheDrunkenMoogle.com came to the rescue. Absolut Pleasure is a delicious creation for just this purpose. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find Kirschwasser, so we used Bols. Here’s the recipe.


  • A few drops of absinthe
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1.5 oz Bols cherry brandy
  • 1 oz Absolut vodka
  • 1/4 oz Irish Cream
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup

Coat a martini glass with absinthe. Muddle two cherries in a cocktail shaker; reserve the other two. Add ice and shake the remaining ingredients. Strain into the absinthe-coated glass. Garnish with the reserved cherries.

The verdict: Those of us who like maraschino cherries really liked this cocktail. It’s very sweet, tremendously aromatic, a little sharp, and really really boozy. So perfect for our purposes. The almond scent of the Bols adds an extra layer to the experience. If you’re a fan of pink, girly drinks, you just might want to try Absolut Pleasure.



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