Drink Like Hemingway: How to Make a Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

Fans of Papa Hemingway’s work know all about how to drink from a wine skin at the festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain.  When bar crawling in Havana, they know to get their daiquiris at El Floridita and their mojitos at La Bodeguita.  They are also well aware that Hemingway was an advocate of a mysterious and lesser known spirit known as absinthe.

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century.  Although he is famous for the contributions he made to the literary community, he remains an iconic figure because of his life off of the page.

Let’s face it –  the man’s a legend.

He could do Anthony Bourdain’s job better than Anthony Bourdain.  Whether he was fishing in the Gulf Stream, bar hopping during the running of the bulls, or slaying puss on safari (see pic below), Hemingway was no stranger to adventure.

The exotic locales and revelry always came second, however.  Hemingway was endlessly devoted to his craft, working to produce some of the most influential prose ever written by an American author.

Be Like Hemingway was started to celebrate the charm, vitality, and work ethic that make Ernest Hemingway’s life and legacy so special .


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Ernest Hemingway on safari, Africa. January, 1934. Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.