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.


Rose petal


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


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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