Hemingway entered his absinthe cocktail into a selection of celebrity drinks recipes, compiled in a 1935 masterpiece called “So Red the Nose, or, Breath in the Afternoon”. This legendary book contains cocktail recipes by 30 leading authors of its time.

“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three or five of these slowly”.

Ernest Hemingway 1923 passport pic

Difford’s Guide Death in the Afternoon recipe

A glass of "Death in the Afternoon"


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