How to make the Death in the Afternoon cocktail recipe:
For the Death in the Afternoon recipe pour the Absinthe in a flute glass and add the Champagne.
The Death in the Afternoon mixed drink is also known as the Hemingway or the Hemingway Champagne. The Death in the Afternoon drink was created by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's original instructions were: Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." The cocktail book "So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon" included recipe contributions from famous authors and published Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon recipe for the first time in 1935.
If you can't get your hands on Absinthe you can also use a strong pastis.
This cocktail can fool you because it's much stronger than it appears. That's why we made the Death in the Afternoon cocktail our cocktail of the day for April 2, when April Fools’ Day is celebrated.