Death in the Afternoon

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Serve in
a Flute glass...
¼ shot La Fee Parisienne absinthe BUY
½ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ shot Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
Top up with G.H. Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge Champagne BUY
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How to make:

SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. TOP with champagne.

Garnish:

Rose petal

Comment:

Bravado (absinthe) dominates this drink, alongside hints of citrus and biscuity champagne.

Origin:

Created by Ernest Hemingway (not just named after his book), this recipe was the author's contribution to a 1935 cocktail book titled "So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon". We've toned down the maestro's original recipe a little, as it included a whopping ounce-and-a-half of absinthe.

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