A History Lesson With Booze ®

Death On The Rocks

On January 12th, 1967, Dr. James Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved, his body sealed in a capsule full of supercold liquid nitrogen. Cryonicists still celebrate the anniversary — they call it “Bedford Day.” In honor of which we present this ice-cold re-imagining of the classic cocktail “Death In the Afternoon.”
Recipe created for the DPD by Jonny Raglin, bar manager at Absinthe Brasserie in San Francisco, CA:
– Squeeze the juice of fresh blood oranges into an ice cube tray, and freeze
– Fill a Collins glass with the blood-orange ice cubes
– Fill glass 3/4 full with champagne
– Top with 1/4 to 1/2 oz. of Absinthe
Sip gently to avoid brain freeze.