This classic dates back to the 1930’s  and, as the name suggests, was taken when a boost of energy was needed; aka, the old-school hangover cure. There are a whole set of Corpse Reviver cocktails, hence the #2 to differentiate this gin-based version from its brothers. Herbaceous, light, and bright, this cocktail really can be consumed at any time of day and is fantastic as the sun keeps creeping out throughout the spring season. You should be able to order this delicious beverage at any bar that knows their classics. If you want to strike out on your own, here is the recipe!

Why is it called #2? There are other versions of this cocktail but #2 is the most popular.

corpse reviver #2 cocktail by josh suchan

Corpse Reviver #2 by Josh Suchan

Corpse Reviver #2

•.75 oz Gin

•.75 oz Cointreau

•.75 oz Lillet Blanc (or Cocchi Americano)*

•.75 oz Lemon Juice

•Absinthe Rinse


Add all ingredients except the absinthe into a shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Place a small amount of absinthe into a coupe glass and swirl, coating the inside of the glass. Discard excess absinthe from glass. Strain the cocktail into the absinthe-rinsed coupe. No Garnish.

*The original fortified wine used in this cocktail was Kina Lillet, which is no longer in production. Bartenders now most commonly substitute Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano based on preference and availability.

Post courtesy of Josh Suchan at Ice and Alchemy

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