Death in the Afternoon
1.5 oz. absinthe or other anise liqueur/spirit
Glass: Champagne Flute (or solo cup or whatever you have)
I like this day because I get to showcase my love of absinthe with my love of literature. Ernest Hemingway (one of my favorite authors - check out "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber") is credited with inventing this drink in the 1930s. His advice: "Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." I don't necessarily agree with his assessment of how many one should consume, but hey, who am I to argue with the master? I do like this drink, and I feel fancy drinking it.
Not sold on this drink? If you live in Cheyenne, WY, scuttle on down to Paramount Ballroom and have them make you a In Search of a Sinner.