Revive Your Spirits with the Classic Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail

Revive Your Spirits with the Classic Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail

If you're a cocktail lover, chances are you've heard of the classic drink, Corpse Reviver #2. But do you know what a corpse reviver is? In short, it's a type of cocktail designed to "revive" someone feeling a little worse for wear. And when it comes to the Corpse Reviver #2, it's a perfect example of how delicious and refreshing a cocktail can be.

The Corpse Reviver #2 Recipe


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Orange peel (for garnish)

How to Make a Corpse Reviver #2

  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and lemon juice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Rinse a chilled coupe glass with absinthe, then discard the excess.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  • Garnish with an lemon peel.

The Corpse Reviver #2 is a classic cocktail that's been around for well over a century. It's a perfect example of a drink that can be both potent and refreshing at the same time. The gin and Cointreau provide a strong base, while the Lillet Blanc and lemon juice add a touch of sweetness and acidity. And of course, the dash of absinthe adds a hint of herbal complexity that makes this drink truly unique.

Lesser-Known Facts about the Corpse Reviver #2

Did you know that the Corpse Reviver cocktail got its name from the belief that it can cure a hangover and revive someone who's feeling unwell? And while there are several Corpse Reviver cocktails out there, the #2 is by far the most popular. This classic cocktail was first documented in the Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s and has been a favorite among cocktail lovers ever since. Some variations even call for different types of gin, like Plymouth or Old Tom. But no matter which recipe you use, the key to the Corpse Reviver #2's unique flavor is the absinthe rinse, which is meant to provide a subtle hint of herbal complexity.

The Corpse Reviver #2 is worth trying. It's a classic drink that's stood the test of time, and it's easy to see why. With its complex flavors and refreshing finish, it's the perfect drink to enjoy after a long day or to share with friends at a party. So why not give it a try? 

Who knows - it might just revive your spirits in more ways than one.

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