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Monday, October 18, 2010

The Creepiest of Drunks: Top Five Halloween Cocktails

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM

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After two of these at lunch, you may be dead to the world by dinnertime. - KENN WILSON/FLICKR
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  • After two of these at lunch, you may be dead to the world by dinnertime.

Death in the Afternoon

This drink, a simple combination of absinthe and sparkling wine, is said to have been one of Hemingway's favorites when he was living in France. He would enjoy three to five of these in one sitting (yeah, writers like to drink). The drink's milky appearance and herbaceous flavor will certainly loosen enough of your inhibitions to leave the house wearing that Lady Gaga meat outfit.

How to make a Death in the Afternoon at home: All you need is a bottle of your favorite absinthe (we recommend Marilyn Manson's Mansinthe, naturally) and bubbly. Add 1/2 to 1 ounce of absinthe to a champagne flute and fill with sparkling wine.

Where to have it made for you: Rye

Bonus: Jon Gasparini is adding other spooky cocktails for the Halloween season at Rye.

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