Today is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday.
Talk of the man tends to go hand-in-hand with talk of cocktails and libations.
There have been a great number of articles and cocktail lists written regarding Hemingway in the last few years, due in part to the publication of Philip Greene’s book “To Have And Have Another.”
Cocktails associated with Hemingway:
•Death In The Afternoon
I’ve written about Death in the Afternoon before! Click the link and check out the cocktail in all it’s glory:
Hemingway’s recipe for the drink:
“Pour 1 jigger of absinthe into a champagne glass. Add iced champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”
As I said earlier, I’m not a Hemingway expert, but today’s a perfect day for learning a little about the man and all the cocktails he’s associated with.
Below you’ll find resources with info about absinthe and daiquiris and details debunking Hemingway mojito and Bloody Mary lore.