Pineau des Charentes Cocktail: Le Pompadour

First in the Bastille Day Cocktails series is a Pineau des Charentes Cocktail, Le Pompadour.

Pineau des Charentes Cocktail

Le Pompadour is based on a recipe from Frank Meier’s 1936 edition of The Artistry of Mixing Drinks, a combination of Pineau des Charentes Blanc with rhum agricole and citrus. Pineau des Charentes is a mistelle (vin de liqueur), the result of adding fresh, unfermented grape juice or lightly fermented grape must to Cognac. You can read more about mistelles in the Essential Guide to French Aperitifs, Mistelles, Liqueurs & Eaux de Vie.

Pineau des Charentes comes in white and red varietals and we’ve used the white Pineau in this cocktail. The agricole rum lends a vegetal note and the lemon juice balances the overall sweetness.

Pineau des Charentes Cocktail: Le Pompadour


  • 45 ml Pineau des Charentes Blanc (white)
  • 45 ml rhum agricole
  • 15 ml lemon juice

Glassware: coupette
Garnish: lemon peel


Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled coupette and garnish with a lemon peel.

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Other Bastille Day Cocktails in the series: Le Délice de D’artagnan; Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

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Pineau des Charentes Cocktail: Le Pompadour was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
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