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.”