Spirits Around the World: London
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 offers a refreshing pick-me-up.
The second in a succession of sips, the Corpse Reviver No. 2 is arguably the favorite for its refreshing (and good tasting) ingredients. Designed as a hangover cure, this hair-of-the-dog was popularized by the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, who left Prohibition-era U.S. to join the American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel.
But guests need not to have overindulged to enjoy the refreshing taste of this mixed drink, which perks up the senses with its strong, refreshing finish. Serve it ice cold at your next celebratory bash, or offer it at your next post-celebration brunch event.
Corpse Reviver No. 2
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 dash absinthe
- Orange peel, for garnish
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