Ernest Hemingway and Absinthe

Famed writer Ernest Hemingway was a world traveler who loved to get a sense of every locale’s unique culture by enjoying its local drinks.  One of Hemingway’s favorite drinks was absinthe, which he wrote about in his novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls.

Some quotes about absinthe from Hemingway’s writing are:

“Absinthe cures everything.”

“Whiskey… does not curl around inside of you the way absinthe does … There is nothing like absinthe.”

“One cup of [absinthe] took the place… of all the things he had enjoyed and forgotten and that came back to him when he tasted that opaque, bitter, tongue-numbing, brain-warming, stomach-warming, idea-changing liquid alchemy.”

For more information on Hemingway and his favorite drinks, check out The Huffington Post’s article, “Hemingway’s Favorite Cocktail Recipes”.


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