Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the afternoon


Famed writer Ernest Hemingway had much to say about the part alcohol played in his life and work. Over the course of his writing career he lamented many different libations, but the one he has become most closely associated with is the delightfully named ‘Death in the afternoon’. It’s simplicity is as brutal as its affect. Here’s how Hemingway describes it…

Pour one jigger of absinthe into a champagne glass. Add iced champagne until it attains the proper opalescence. Drink three to five of these slowly.

Endorsing three to five of these drinks in one day, would not be very responsible, or becoming of a modern gentleman. Instead you should read about how our friends over at Huckberry went on a discovery of Hemingway’s cocktail.


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