Corpse Reviver No. 2

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Even though I’m never all that into Halloween themed stuff, I do love the idea of Halloween and I enjoy finding subtle ways to get into the spirit. It’s been a few years since I’ve gone as far as wearing a costume, but nowadays I’m more than happy to have a fun night at home watching scary movies or catching up on American Horror Story, and sipping a sinister cocktail. This one really fits the bill. In the 19th century, cocktails like this were “prescribed” as hangover cures. I don’t know in what world people are drinking gin and absinthe out of a stemmed glass in the AM, but hey no judgements. In this century though, I’m going to go ahead and say that it might be a little better for nighttime. Despite the intense alcohol content, it’s actually a very easy cocktail to drink. So be careful with this one.

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

Corpse Reviver No. 2 / The Life Styled

MAKE IT:
3/4 oz dry gin
3/4 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc (or a sweet white wine like Riesling)
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
8 drops Absinthe (I highly recommend St. George – I sought it out after seeing this video)
Brandied cherry for garnish

Chill a stemmed glass with a few ice cubes. Combine the ingredients in a shaker and mix. Discard the ice from the glass and strain the drink into the glass. Add the cherry.

Photography by Dani Beutell

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  1. Love Grandpa’s photo in the background! :)

  2. Love the black and white polka dot hankie. What’s the label?