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
- 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
- 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.
- Double-strain cocktail into two chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with orange twist and serve.
From “How to Cocktail” by America’s Test Kitchen