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.
Corpse Reviver #2
The Long Island Iced Tea’s azure cousin is the other most efficient way to order everything but the kitchen sink at the bar. A mixture of vodka, tequila, rum and gin, the AMF drink replaces the LIIT’s triple sec for blue curaçao, and Coca-Cola for lemon-lime soda. The name, which stands for "Adios Mother F***er," was inspired by the cockt...