Classic
MATTHEW KELLY/SUPERCALL

Cognac • Bitter
Corpse Reviver #1

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A member of the hangover-curing Corpse Reviver family of cocktails, the Corpse Reviver #1 is less popular today than its sour cousin, but we argue it’s the better drink. Combining Cognac with Calvados—a traditional French apple brandy—gives the drink a rich, woody depth, while sweet vermouth brings balance and roundness. This boozy breakfast drink is the perfect way to start your day—hangover or not.

The Essentials

Cognac
Calvados
Sweet Vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

1 oz Cognac
1 oz Calvados
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass using a julep strainer.
intermediate
Strength:
Brandy Dry Intermediate
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