“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
Hemingway didn’t limit himself to rum, and you shouldn’t either. Seamus Harris reveals the secret of The Hemingway Reviver, or Death in the Gulf Stream, originally found in Charles H. Baker’s Jigger, Beaker and Glass : fill a tumbler with cracked ice, add 4 dashes of Angostura bitters, juice and peel of 1 lime, and fill the rest of the glass with Holland gin. (If you can’t find Holland gin then use London Dry.) Note that this drink, like his preferred version of the daiquiri, contained no sugar. You could add a teaspoon if you like, but Hemingway would no longer consider you a man.
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
Another cocktail that borrows its name from Death in the Afternoon , Hemingway’s classic treatise on bullfighting, appears in the Esquire Drink Book. The recipe purportedly comes from the author himself: pour 1 ½ ounces of absinthe into a champagne glass. Add champagne “until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink 3 to 5 of these slowly.” After downing all that, who wouldn’t think they could take on a bull?
"Drinking is a way of ending the day."