Corpse reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2 is a classic cocktail that blends gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and lemon juice. It is refreshing, citrusy, and has a distinctive herbal flavor.

Corpse reviver #2 recipe

  • 3 cl gin
  • 3 cl lemon juice
  • 3 cl Cointreau
  • 3 cl Lillet Blanc
  • 1 dash absinthe

Shake ingredients together in a mixer with ice. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with orange zest.

Directions for how to make the Corpse reviver #2

To make a Corpse reviver #2, follow these steps:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 3 cl of gin to the shaker.
  3. Pour in 3 cl of lemon juice.
  4. Add 3 cl of Cointreau to the shaker.
  5. Pour in 3 cl of Lillet Blanc.
  6. Add a dash of absinthe to the shaker.
  7. Shake the shaker vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  8. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  9. Garnish the cocktail with a twist of orange zest.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for how to make the perfect Corpse reviver #2

  • Use equal parts of gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Add a dash or two of absinthe to the glass and swirl it around to coat the inside.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Corpse reviver #2

One alcohol-free alternative to the drink Corpse Reviver #2 is the Virgin Mary. It is a classic mocktail made with tomato juice, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. You can also add other non-alcoholic spirits like Seedlip or non-alcoholic gin to give it an extra edge. It is a refreshing drink that has a similar complexity and depth of flavor as the Corpse Reviver #2 without the alcohol.

Corpse reviver #2 fun facts

  1. Corpse Reviver #2 is named after a collection of cocktails from the 19th century that were intended to cure hangovers.
  2. The drink was created by Harry Craddock, head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920s.
  3. The recipe calls for equal parts gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, and lemon juice, with a dash of absinthe.
  4. The Corpse Reviver #2 was said to be so effective at curing hangovers, that it was often called for in the morning after a night of heavy drinking.
  5. The ingredient Lillet Blanc used in the recipe is a French aperitif wine that has been around since the late 1800s.