Classic
MATTHEW KELLY/SUPERCALL

Gin • Sour
Cure Your Hangover With This Corpse Reviver #2 Recipe

The Essentials

gin
Lillet blanc
Absinthe
Shaker
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The appropriately named Corpse Reviver cocktails were originally intended as hangover cures. Though the family included a diverse group of cocktails, you were meant to pick one depending on whatever you drank the night before, with a base spirit to reflect the “hair of the dog” that bit you. Sadly, many of the cocktail family members have been forgotten over the years, but two of the most popular were printed in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930: the Corpse Reviver #1, made with Cognac, and the #2 variation, made with gin. The #2 is bright, light and citrusy—a perfect mid-day remedy after a long night of too many Martinis or Gimlets.