Saturday, January 3, 2015

Death In The Afternoon

This drink probably gets its name from what it does to you if you have it too early in the evening. It was Ernest Hemingway's wife's favorite drink at Paris cafes. Not every cafe would have absinthe, so any French liquor would do. I choose to add only a few dashes of absinthe for the herb flavor but I keep it sweet with Chartreuse.

  • 1 1/2 oz. green Chartreuse
  • 4 oz. champagne 
  • several dashes of absinthe
Chill green Chartreuse in the freezer or shake it on ice and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top with champagne and add absinthe.

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