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 chilled 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.
- 1 1/2 ounces absinthe
- 4 1/2 ounces Champagne
Pour the absinthe into a coupe glass.
Top with the Champagne.