Death In The Afternoon:
1 Ounce Pernod
5 Ounces Chilled Champagne (use decent Champagne)
Pour one ounce of the Pernod into a chilled Champagne glass, fill with Champagne. Drink. Repeat until everything is funny and everyone is good looking. What's it like?
'It tastes like liquorice,' the girl said and put the glass down.
'That's the way with everything.'
'Yes,' said the girl. 'Everything tastes of liquorice. Especially all the things you've waited so long for, like absinthe.'
'Oh, cut it out.'