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:
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add 3 cl of gin to the shaker.
- Pour in 3 cl of lemon juice.
- Add 3 cl of Cointreau to the shaker.
- Pour in 3 cl of Lillet Blanc.
- Add a dash of absinthe to the shaker.
- Shake the shaker vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish the cocktail with a twist of orange zest.
- 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
- Corpse Reviver #2 is named after a collection of cocktails from the 19th century that were intended to cure hangovers.
- The drink was created by Harry Craddock, head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920s.
- The recipe calls for equal parts gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, and lemon juice, with a dash of absinthe.
- 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.
- The ingredient Lillet Blanc used in the recipe is a French aperitif wine that has been around since the late 1800s.