The Conspicuous Consumption Cocktail

by Will on December 21, 2010

1 1/2 oz. cognac

1/2 oz. Maraschino liqueur

1/2 oz. yellow Chartreuse

1 dash pre-ban Absinthe

1 dash Amer Picon

Stir on ice, serve straight up with shredded $100 bill on the rim. Top off with a quick pour of French champagne.

This is a drink to have in public, so people will know that you have enough money to throw it away on dumb crap like shredded $100 bills, and to ruin good cognac by mixing it with other ingredients. Even if you don’t actually have that kind of money, people will think that you do. And if they think you have money to throw around, they’ll want to get their share, so they will suck up to you a bit. And isn’t that what you want?

Note: Substitute Armagnac to make a De La Souche.

Postscript: This post may be a joke. It would behoove you not to try making a Conspicuous Consumption cocktail. If you have $100 bills to shred, I’d encourage you to send them to me. I’ll shred them for you.

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