Death in the Afternoon is a strong absinthe-based cocktail created by the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway. Famously, Hemingway was known not only for his masterpieces but also for his love of drinking. Death in the Afternoon shares its name with Hemingway’s 1932 book about Spanish bullfighting. In the book Hemingway recommended "having three to five of these (cocktails) slowly." The Death in the Afternoon cocktail is a little milky in appearance due to the absinthe; and slightly bubbly due to champagne. The cocktail is quite strong, yet surprisingly refreshing.
- coupe glass
- 40 ml absinthe
- 250 ml Champagne
- Pour the absinthe into a coupe glass.
- Top slowly with Champagne, so that a milky cloud appears.