Corpse Reviver No. 2

Corpse Reviver No. 2
A gin drink that is so delicious, it’s good enough to raise the dead!

The Corpse Revivers are a family of pre-prohibition drinks that were named for their hangover-curing properties. Many of the variants have struggled to adapt to the modern palate, but it is the No.2 version that has stood the test of time and become a popular and delicious gin classic. As Harry Craddock said in the infamous 1930s Savoy Cocktail Book (the most famous cocktail book of all time) - “Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.” - drink responsibly.

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20ml      Gin
20ml      Cointreau / Triple Sec
20ml      Lillet Blanc
20ml      Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Rinse     Absinthe

Garnish    Lemon peel

Ice            Cubes (for shaking)

Glass        Cocktail glass


Equipment Checklist

Hawthorne Strainer    Shaker
Fine Strainer               Jigger


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1. Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with a splash of absinthe

1. Add all your ingredients to the shaker.

2. Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice.

3. Shake hard for 30 seconds.

4. Fine strain into the chilled, absinthe rinsed cocktail glass.


Bartender’s Top Tips

Remember to chill your glass in the freezer for 5 minutes before you fill it, to keep your drink colder and fresher for longer.

Fine straining through a mesh strainer (like a tea strainer), removes all the small ice chips to create a silky smooth texture.

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