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Corpse Reviver #2

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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.

The Essentials

Lillet blanc
The Details


.75 oz gin
.75 oz Cointreau
.75 oz Lillet blanc
.75 oz Lemon Juice
3 dashes Absinthe


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass.
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