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
No one knows who invented the Pegu Club or when exactly it first came to be (probably some time in the early 1900s), but where the drink was invented is another story. During the days of the British Empire, Englishmen opened up exclusive clubs in every one of their territories, from India to Africa and everywhere in between. These were safe havens...