Corpse Reviver No. 2

Friday, April 18, 2014

This breakfast cocktail was, as Harry Craddock wrote in The Savoy Cocktail Book, “to be taken before 11 am, or whenever steam and energy are needed.” But be ware, dear readers–“Four of these taken in swift succession will quickly unrevive the corpse again.”

Corpse Reviver No. 2

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

Drop a dash of Absinthe into a cocktail glass; swirl to coat the glass, and pour out excess. Combine gin, Cointeau, Lillet and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a citrus peel.

Notes: A love of "breakfast cocktails" might indicate that you're in the presence of a serious drunk, but I prefer to think of this gin drink as graduating to the next level of refined day drinking. A delicate spirit like St. George's Botanivore or Plymouth gin will perform best in this cocktail, but there's no need to buy an expensive bottle of Cointreau if you have another orange liqueur on hand. If you don't have Lillet though, run out and get yourself some–a glass with a few frozen peach slices is one of my favorite summer cocktails, and it's absolutely essential for this libation. Cheers!


  1. so elegant! have a great weekend lena! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I would gladly start the day with this gorgeous breakfast cocktail :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Just what I need!! Wishing I could sip one with you today, dear friend. Hope you have an amazing weekend! xo

  4. I like the idea of refined day drinking
    Happy weekend!

  5. Ha! You had be at "breakfast cocktail!" :-)



A Crimson Kiss – Timeless Events and Classic Cocktails by Ana Degenaar : Blogger