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 1⁄2 oz
4 1⁄2 oz
Champagne flute or coupe
HOW TO MAKE THE DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON COCKTAIL
Pour the absinthe into a Champagne flute or coupe.
Rinku Madan, an acclaimed Gourmand in India, recently completed her studies in Global Journalism at the Harvard University, Massachusetts (Grade A Honors) with the objective to pursue her writing skills in the area of Global Luxury. She had earlier studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York (an affiliate of Culinary Institute of America) to certify in the arena of Food Writing.