Corpse Reviver No. 2

Odd name for a refreshing unique drink with bright, citrusy, herbal and anise flavors. But if you need to purchase all of the liquor that comprises this cocktail, it may put you in a tail spin and a need to be revived!

Luckily, we had all of it except the absinthe, and that alone is quite pricey. Since the libation uses a minuscule amount, you may want to consider using Herbsaint (prices vary), or dry anisette (much more reasonable), in place of the absinthe.

We both gave it two thumbs up. A refreshing tipple that would revive any corpse!

Corpse Reviver No. 2

  • Servings: 2 cocktails
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 oz. London dry gin
  • 2 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. lemon juice¼ ounce 
  • Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. absinthe
  • Orange twists


  1. Add gin, Lillet Blanc, liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and absinthe to cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake mixture until fully combined and well chilled, about 15 seconds.
  2. Double-strain cocktail into two chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

From “How to Cocktail” by America’s Test Kitchen

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