Death in the Afternoon is a book published by Ernest Hemingway in 1932 and depicts the ceremony and traditions of Spanish Bullfighting. The book provides readers with the history and magnificence of the sport along with the deeper contemplation on the nature of fear and courage. Hemingway became a bullfighting aficionado after seeing the Pamplona fiesta in the 1920s which he also wrote about in The Sun Also Rises. Death in the Afternoon also refers to a cocktail that is said was invented by the writer himself, with two ingredients Absinthe and Champagne. What a simple but great combination!
Death in the Afternoon
1/2 oz Absinthe (La Fee Absinthe Parisienne)
4 1/2 oz Champagne Perrier-Jouet)
Pour absinthe into a chilled cocktail glass. Add Champagne until a milky cloud appears, then serve.