The Corpse Revivers are a family of pre-prohibition cocktails that were named for their hangover-curing properties. Many of the variants have struggled to adapt to the modern palate, but 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.”
So make sure to drink responsibly!
Tim Laferla, Gin Loot’s resident GINius has shared his top tips to creating this spooky spirited cocktail.
“Remember to chill your glass in the freezer for five minutes before you fill it, to keep your drink colder and fresher for longer,” he said. “Fine straining through a mesh strainer (like a tea strainer), removes all the small ice chips to create a silky smooth texture.”
20ml Gin – Gin Loot recommends Lark Forty Spotted Tassie Bush Honey Gin
20ml Cointreau/Triple Sec
20ml Lillet Blanc
20ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Rinse – Pernod Absinthe
Garnish – Lemon peel
Ice cubes (for shaking)
METHOD: Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with a splash of absinthe Add all your ingredients to the shaker. Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice. Shake hard for 30 seconds. Fine strain into the chilled, Absinthe-rinsed cocktail glass.