Death In The Afternoon
This week we discuss the first trade of Locke and Key - Welcome to Lovecraft. Sit down, create your own ghostly brew, and join us as we discuss Joe Hill, and Gabriel Rodriguez’s creepy story.
1.5 oz Absinthe
4 oz Champagne
1 Dash Simple Syrup
Add absinthe and simple syrup to a flute. Slowly top with chilled sparkling wine.
Note: A good, dry sparkling wine or Champagne work well here. Because absinthe has a very particular flavor profile, some may prefer mor or less. Though the oringila recipe calls for a prodigious one and a half ounces of absinthe., its’s easier to ermine standing after drinking one of these so contemporary version call for a lighter pour.
The title of Ernist Hemingway’s 1932 novel Death in the Afternoon is both a direct reference to the gruesome finale oaf Spanish bullfights and a more oblique one to his mediations on morality. The fact that he ascribed the same title to a cocktail mae of a shot of absinthe topped with Champagne, which he submitted to a celebrity recipe book in 1935, is something to ponder. The oringial formula for absinthe was certainly a more powerful concoction than it is now, but the more likely explanation for the macabre name: in his recipe he per scripted drinking three to five of these at a time.