Food - Drink
You Shouldn't Follow Ernest Hemingway's Death In The Afternoon Advice
Ernest Hemingway was part of the “Lost Generation,” a moniker for post-World War I writers whose work coped with the perceived futility of life — and many of them drank to get through it all. Hemingway reportedly enjoyed scotch, martinis, and more, but his cocktail "Death in the Afternoon" isn't in the mainstream for a very good reason.
Death in the Afternoon, named after a non-fiction book by Hemingway, is made thusly, according to the writer: “Pour 1 jigger of absinthe into a Champagne glass, and add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness.” One jigger is equal to two ounces, which is very potent for absinthe, a green spirit made from wormwood.
Absinthe can leave drinkers tripping mentally and emotionally, and the original recipe is banned in America, but there is "American absinthe" free of the psychoactive toxin called thujone. The Robb Report says Death in the Afternoon can still be enjoyed trip-free if you flip the ratios, so you can taste the anise flavor of the absinthe diluted by bubbly.