This is sure to be your new favorite summer cocktail. Don’t be afraid of the name, Corpse Reviver 2. It’s a ladylike drink, it’s super refreshing and it’s crazy easy to make!I first had a Corpse Reviver 2 a few months ago at the Tillamook brunch event. It was amazing. And I had to know how to make it. Traditionally these “reviver” cocktails were made as cocktails to make you feel better the day after a night of imbibing. A sort of ‘hair of the dog’ idea. But I plan on drinking these all summer long, morning or night. (In a totally responsible sort of way, of course).Since my first Corpse Reviver 2 experience involved a skilled mixologist, I got to see a new technique for adding the Absinthe. Yes, this has a touch of Absinthe in it. Since the recipe just needs a few drops, the bartender at The Eveleigh used a small stainless steel atomizer to add it right on top of the drink, to finish it. Genius! With this application you mostly get the smell, a very subtle bit of the taste and it looked really cool when he sprayed the drink. Seriously, have you ever seen someone spray a drink before? It’s intriguing! By the way, a Corpse Reviver 1 is Cognac, Brandy and Sweet Vermouth which doesn’t sound good to me at all. A Corpse Reviver 2 is equal parts Prairie Organic Gin, Lillet Blanc (or Cocchi Americano), Cointreau, fresh lemon juice and a dash (or spray) of Absinthe. SO GOOD! I think the Absinthe makes this drink extra special. Do not skip it. Which I never thought I would say since I don’t love licorice flavorings, but it really does something amazing to this cocktail. If you are a friend, and I invite you over in the next few months, just know that I am probably going to force one of these on you. They may even be my new fave brunch cocktail. Buh-Bye Felicia and mimosas.
I followed the recipe found on Saveur. I didn’t finish the cocktail with orange peel like they suggested. Well, I intended to but then I forgot that I had hidden it under that white napkin for the first few photos and then forgot about it entirely. I’m sure it’s lovely…
*Gin for this recipe was provided by Prairie Organic Spirits. And it’s tasty.
- 1 oz. Prairie Organic Gin
- 1 oz. Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- A few drops of Absinthe (or you can spray it like I noted in the post above. This is NOT optional, it adds so much to this drink!)
- Add all ingredients, except Absinthe in a cocktail shaker.
- If not spraying Absinthe, add to the cocktail shaker with the rest of the ingredients.
- Add ice and shake well, until frosty,
- Strain in to a low ball glass.
- Spritz the top of the cocktail with Absinthe (unless you have added it to the shaker already).
Looking for more gin cocktails? Try this Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float (one of my most pinned recipes!) and send these cute gin cocktail kits as a gift!