Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thirsty Thursday {Countdown to Halloween Day 14}


So, why is it called a Corpse Reviver? The Corpse Reviver is a family of cocktails with a humorous name: indicating the strength of the drink was enough to bring a body back from the grave. The most famous Corpse Reviver that’s still popular today is Corpse Reviver No 2. This drink was printed in the renowned Savoy Cocktail book from 1930. It’s a classic gin sour cocktail, a mixed drink made with liquor, citrus, and sweetener. In fact, the drink is very similar to the makeup of a Margarita or Sidecar 

This cocktail is on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails, meaning that it has an “official” definition. The ingredients in a Corpse Reviver No 2 cocktail are:

  • Gin
  • Lemon juice
  • Cointreau
  • Dry vermouth or Lillet Blanc
  • Absinthe

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... I just happen to have all of these ingredients. Do I need to make one? Wonder how well it would go over at the Halloween party. Been serving ~600 long island iced teas at my yard haunt each year, would love to find something new to serve.


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