Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

The Sun Also Rises Cocktail is a play on the classic 'Death in the Afternoon' cocktail by Ernest Hemingway. This version is a palatable cocktail that pays homage to the original.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Hands-on: 2 Minutes
  • Total: 45 Minutes


  • Simple syrup:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cocktail:
  • 3 ounces prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Plymouth Sloe Gin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons absinthe
  • 3 drops Peychaud's bitters


1. To prepare simple syrup, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves; cool.

2. To prepare the cocktail, pour 3 ounces sparkling wine into a Champagne flute. Combine sloe gin, juice, and absinthe in a martini shaker with ice. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup; reserve remaining simple syrup for another use. Shake. Strain into flute; top with bitters.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 2mg

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