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Death in the Afternoon(Hemingway Cocktail, Afternoon Death)

Absinthe(* or Pernod)40 ml
Champagne[Sparkling wine](* Keep well chilled)60 ml
Pour ingredients directly into the glass and mix.
GlassChampagne flute
AlcoholAbout 33 %
Photo: Death in the Afternoon ©okyawa
The cocktail is said to have been invented by the novelist Hemingway, who named it after his own short story. It is said that even Hemingway only drank it in the afternoon because of its high alcohol content. It has a gorgeous aroma and an easy-to-drink mouthfeel, but the alcohol comes in strong afterwards. In the beginning, champagne and black powder were used, but today black powder is no longer used and absinthe or Pernod are used.
May 8, 2022

About Death in the Afternoon Ingredients

A liquor made by re-distilling a blend of various medicinal and aromatic herbs, mainly wormwood, with brandy and other ingredients.It has a pungent taste that combines bitterness and spiciness and has a very strong alcohol content.
Sparkling wine
A sparkling wine that contains a large amount of carbon dioxide gas. If it is made in the Champagne region of France and meets strict regulations, it is called Champagne.

About the supplies for making Death in the Afternoon

Flute type Champagne Glass
This champagne glass has an elongated shape. The elongated shape reduces the surface of the champagne in contact with the air and retains carbonation.
Bar spoon
A spoon used to stir ingredients in a glass. It has a long handle and a spiral shape in the center of the handle to facilitate stirring.
Major cup
Measuring cups for measuring cocktail ingredients. Cups are paired at the top and bottom, and 30 ml and 45 ml are common.

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