Corpse Reviver #2

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dotw logoThe Corpse Reviver #2 is one the most popular of the Corpse Reviver family of cocktails. It first appeared in famed barman, Harry Cradock’s, The Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s. The name tells tit all cocktail. This drink will revive your ‘corpse’ after a hard night of drinking. The Corpse Reviver #2 is the classic ‘Hair of the Dog’ approach to curing a hangover, keep on drinking! 

Of course, curing a hangover in this manner should done with care. As Craddock warns, “too many can un-revive the corpse”.



  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Lillet
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Tripe Sec
  • 1 drop absinthe


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

photo courtesy Vieux Carre Absinthe


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