Savoy Corpse Reviver

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mxmologo.gifIt’s Mixology Monday again and this month were are hosted by Chuck Taggart at The Gumbo Pages. Chuck picked the Amaro as the theme. If you don’t know what Amaro is, it is a variety of Italian herbal liqueur, commonly drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Amarai are typically made with herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels steeped in alcohol, mixed with sugar and aged. Common brands are Fernet Branca, Cynar, and Luxardo. Even Jägermeister falls into this category.

crimson_sunset.jpgI choose to feature the 1954 variation by Joe Gilmore , the Savoy Corpse Reviver. So named for its restorative properties, the Corpse Reviver is cool mixture of Fernet Branca, brandy and crème de menthe. It is great after a fine meal. Halloween is a given.


  • 1 ½ oz brandy
  • ½ Fernet Branca
  • 1 oz white crème de menthe


In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the brandy, Fernet Branca and the crème de menthe and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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