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The Date in the Afternoon Cocktail with Cheese Pairings

The Date in the Afternoon Cocktail with Cheese Pairings

A rich, fruity blend of bubbles
  • The Date in the Afternoon Cocktail with Cheese Pairings
  • The Date in the Afternoon Cocktail with Cheese Pairings
Sometimes called the “Hemingway Champagne,” the classic French cocktail Death in the Afternoon is said to have been created by the famous writer, and it’s come in plenty of iterations since its inception, including this fruity adaptation. Typically, it features Champagne with a splash of absinthe, but we’ve made things a little sweeter with the addition of our own homemade Medjool Date Syrup. Rich and boozy, this cocktail is made for light, velvety cheeses that have a lot of butterfat and a sweeter profile.

The Date in the Afternoon Cocktail with Cheese Pairings
A rich, fruity blend of bubbles
  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Total Time : 15 min
  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • For the Cocktail:
  • ½ oz. Medjool Date Syrup
  • ½ oz. Pernod (or other absinthe)
  • 4 oz. Champagne

For the Medjool Date Syrup

  1. Bring water to just under a boil.
  2. Add dates and Sugar, cut the heat, and whisk until all sugar is dissolved. Allow dates to steep until syrup is cool.
  3. Strain.

For the Cocktail

  1. Add Syrup and Pernod to a coupe glass.
  2. Top with Champagne.

How to Cut and Serve

  1. Triangle cut both cheeses like a cake or pie.

For more tips on how to slice and serve, see our Cut Guide.

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