Drinking advice for the undead

Corpse Reviver #2 - 1First let me say it again.  I love absinthe.  The real stuff.

This cocktail comes from a whole family that dates back to the late 19th century.  Credit for this particular version, according to Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, is given to the #2 Savoy barman, Harry Craddock.

This is one of those great classic era drinks that highlights the alchemy of a truly great cocktail.

The Corpse Reviver #2

  • 1 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice.
  • 1-3 drops absinthe (I went with 3-see line 1)

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Drop a stemless cherry in the bottom.

Both Brenda and I really liked this cocktail. I with the good Docotor that it is now one of our favorites.

I think I will close with the admonition of the great Harry Craddock,
“Four taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.”

Happy Halloween

 

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