The Pousse was invented by Santina, who formerly was the popular host of a celebrated Spanish Cafe, in New Orleans.

Santina's Pousse Cafe from Jerry Thomas' Bartending Guide or How to Mix Drinks—original source of recipe, out of copyright

  • Serves: 1



  1. First, pour in the Cognac, then add the Maraschino, and lastly put the Curaçao on top.


  • In making a Pousse of any kind the greatest care should be observed to keep all the ingredients composing it separate. This may best be accomplished, by pouring the different materials from a sherry wine glass. The accompanying illustration will give a tolerable idea of how this delicious French drink should be prepared. It requires a steady hand and careful manipulation to succeed in making a perfect Pousse.
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