NEW YEAR’S EVE COCKTAIL RECIPE: SPIKE THE CHAMPAGNE

new year's eve absinthe champagne cocktail recipe: 'death in the afternoon'

when it comes to new year’s eve, we like our sparkle to pack a punch, and our choice in cocktails is no exception. put down the prosecco and get ready for a bubbly concoction that’ll put some hair on your chest, because we’re ringing in 2014 by spiking the champagne.

since we like to start our holiday boozing early in the day, we’ve decided to celebrate with the aptly named “death in the afternoon”, a cocktail ernest hemingway invented by mixing absinthe with his champagne way back in the 1930′s. we always knew we liked that guy.

INGREDIENTS:
1.5oz absinthe
(or, if you live in the united states & haven’t recently smuggled any from europe – the american answer to absinthe, “absente”)
4-6oz chilled champagne

INSTRUCTIONS:
pour absinthe into champagne flute. add champagne “until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness” (hemingway’s words…he has a way with them). serve.

new year's eve absinthe champagne cocktail recipe