The Corpse Reviver cocktails are the quintessential “hair of the dog”.
You know, when you are so hungover the only thing that can help you is more of what got you there in the first place – hence, you need your sack of dehydrated bones brought back to life with a Corpse Reviver No. 2.
This potent drink will either bring you back to life or make sure you stay hungover. Proceed with caution.
The Corpse Reviver cocktails have many variations, this No. 2 just so happens to be my personal favorite. It has its roots at the swanky and famous American Bar at the Savoy hotel in London. Perhaps you have heard of the Savoy Cocktail book, based on the mixings of gin genius Harry Craddock.
The Corpse Reviver No. 2
- 1 Part Gin One part in this recipe is about 3/4 oz.
- 1 Part Cocchi American or Littet Blanc You can also use Sweet Vermouth here if you like.
- 1 Part Lemon juice
- 1 Part Cointreau
- 1 Dash Absinthe
- Part of the reviver feature of this gin cocktail is the ICE COLD nature of it. So make sure your coupe glass is bitter cold.
- Fill your shaker with ice.
- Add all of your ingredients to the shaker.
- Go nuts. And when I say go nuts, shake that mixer up. Get everything nice and cold, about 30 seconds of shaking.
- Strain into your coupe glass. The traditional garnish is an orange peel.
Make the No. 2 to your taste.
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is literally straight alcohol, so partake wisely. You could make this less alcohol-y by adding Seedlips instead of gin.
You can also switch your choice of citrus, from lemon juice to orange or lime juice.
Garnish with orange peel to enhance the Cointreau, or switch to lemon to highlight the fresh lemon juice.