Death in the Afternoon Drink

Death In The Afternoon Drink

Death in the Afternoon Drink

Want to make a perfect Halloween cocktail that tastes similar to black licorice! You’ll love this Death in the Afternoon Drink Recipe! This green cocktail was invented by writer Ernest Hemingway! It calls for champagne, however, you can use sparkling wine if you prefer!

You’ll also want to try the Forbidden Sour that contains bourbon, Pomegranate Liqueur, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup!

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Death in the Afternoon Cocktail Recipe


The ingredients list for this Death in the Afternoon Cocktail is pretty easy to acquire. Just 3 ingredients plus a lemon peel for garnish (optional). The full ingredient list is as follows:

  • Champagne, Chilled
  • Absinthe
  • Simple Syrup Optional
  • Lemon Peel Twist (Garnish)


To make this great-tasting Death in the Afternoon cocktail, you’ll simply need a coupe glass, although any glass will do!

Recipe Steps

The steps for this drink are straightforward. Pour the absinthe into a chilled coupe glass (or any glass will do). Add simple syrup and stir well. Slowly top with the champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel twist (optional) and enjoy!

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Death In The Afternoon Drink

Death in the Afternoon Drink

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Cocktail
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 183kcal


  • 4.5 oz Champagne Chilled
  • 1.5 oz Absinthe
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup Optional
  • 1 LemonPeel Twist Garnish


  • Pour the absinthe into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Optional: Add Simple syrup to glass and stir well.
  • Top slowly with the Champagne.
  • Garnish with twisted lemon peel. (Optional)


Nutrition Facts
Death in the Afternoon Drink
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

While the weather is chilly, be sure also to enjoy the Jack Frost Holiday Cocktail Recipe! It contains cream of coconut and vodka!

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As always, drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive!

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