Friday 30 May 2008

The Corpse Reviver No 2

From Harry Craddock's orignal 1930's recipe as quoted in the Savoy cocktail book.

* 1 shot gin
* 1 shot Cointreau
* 1 shot Lillet Blanc
* 1 shot fresh lemon juice
* Dash of absinthe or substitute (I used roughly ¼ teaspoon)

" Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again"

Ted Haigh from his vintage cocktails and spirits book

"this is one of those cocktails that must be exactly measured to perform it's magic. Here is a drink that, shows just what delicate chemists these golden era bartenders often were. Not only is the drink beautiful to look at, every single ingredient shines through individually in each sip. The combination is harmonious; it's a slice of perfection"

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