About the Death In The Afternoon Cocktail
Champion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.
Ingredients in the Death In The Afternoon Cocktail
- 1.5 oz Absinthe
- 4.5 oz Champagne, chilled
Glass: Champagne flute or coupe
How to make the Death In The Afternoon Cocktail
Pour the absinthe into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with the Champagne.