Winter | Drink Death in the Afternoon by Melissa McClelland photos by Clarissa Westmeyer of Kalman and Pabst Photo Group This cocktail was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, a naughty fellow if ever there was one. With it we celebrate the return of absinthe. 1 1/2 ounces absinthe 4–6 ounces Champagne Pour absinthe into a flute. Slowly add Champagne. Repeat as desired.