the Corpse Reviver No. 2

Friday, August 20, 2010

It sounds awful, but there's nothing better after a long day than a Corpse Reviver No. 2. First published in the Savoy Cocktail Book, this libation is an early 20th-century concoction that was usually served the morning after a long night of drinking. Try to avoid the temptation to shake one up to get through the day!

Corpse Reviver No. 2

3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lillet
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
dash of Absinthe

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain in a cocktail glass and add a stemless cherry.

Feel free to substitute Absinthe for Pernod, Herbsaint or other pastis.


  1. not drinking one of those but i'm definitely having a glass of wine to relax a bit after my loooong trip back from NY... enjoy the weekend!



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