Death in the Afternoon is a classic brunch cocktail that's a great alternative to the safety-school of brunch drinks: the Mimosa.
Essentially an absinthe-heavy champagne cocktail, it's surprisingly well balanced given the full ounce of absinthe it contains. Essential oils from the orange-twist garnish hint to the nose that, despite being more complex and savory than the Mimosa, it's still breakfast time.
- 1 oz Absinthe
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
- 1 Eye-dropper of Bittercube Orange Bitters
- 2 oz sparkling wine
Combine absinthe, simple syrup, and bitters in a shaker tin. Shake over ice, briefly. Strain into a champagne flute, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange twist.
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