Death in the afternoon
Ingredients: Pour about 1 1/2 oz absinthe into a flute, top with chilled champagne.
Source: wikipedia.com; originally found in So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon, 1935.
Guys. I was SO EXCITED to try this cocktail because 1. Ernest Hemingway invented it; and 2. it sounded awesome. Absinthe and champagne together! So classy and writerly!
Unfortunately, I have to report that this cocktail was super-gross. Like I almost gave up and tossed it down the sink, but I didn’t because that would a waste of good (-ish) champagne. I am never taking drinking advice from Ernest Hemingway again!!!!11!!!1!! Even Toulouse-Lautrec’s cocktail was better than this.