Corpse Reviver #2

The Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail can truly bring back the dead with its potent mix of gin, lemon, Cointreau, and absinthe. Handle with care!

The Corpse Reviver is a family of cocktails that were originally created as a “hair of the dog” hangover cure. The most popular Corpse Reviver cocktail is Corpse Reviver #2, which includes gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, and a dash of absinthe.

It was first mentioned in the 1930s Savoy Cocktail Book, but has since been modified and adapted by bartenders around the world. The drink is known for its bright, citrusy flavor and the subtle hint of anise from the absinthe. The Corpse Reviver #2 is also a popular choice for brunch and daytime drinking.

Corpse Reviver #2

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????


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  • Shake the first four ingredients well with ice and strain them into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Dash or spritz the surface of the drink with the absinthe.

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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