This Corpse Reviver Cocktail recipe is a classic Halloween drink made with four different liquors to help you survive the holiday craziness.
I’m a summer lover through and through (all the berries, peaches and pool time!). Still there is one thing that I always look forward to when fall comes around — Halloween!
It is one of my favorite holidays. And I, Ashley usually start planning my costume for the next year the day after.
With all of the spooky celebrations and the holidays approaching, you need something in your arsenal to help you through the season.
I love green juice and hearty eggs. But sometimes a little more is required. This Corpse Reviver Cocktail recipe will give you LIFE!
What’s a Corpse Reviver Drink Cocktail?
The Corpse Reviver (also referred to as the Corpse Reviver No.2) is a classic from The Savoy Cocktail book.
It is strong, but oh-so-sippable! And even more importantly, helps revitalize you after a looong night of drinking.
So perfect after all those Halloween celebrations!
It has 4 different liquors, which might seem intimidating. But it is really rather simple to put together with equal amounts of all of the ingredients.
It’s dead easy to mix up you could say. (Ha!)
Ingredients In A Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail
All of the spirits used in this drink are staples in making classic cocktails. So they are great to keep on hand if you are learning to make drinks or have a fondness for traditional tipples.
You’ll need the following liquor —
Lillet — French aperitif wine similar to vermouth
Cointreau Orange Liqueur
Dark spirited drinks are abound this time of year.
The Corpse Reviver Cocktail recipe is a great alternative if you are looking for a citrusy refreshing sipper to enjoy and help revive you!
What Is An Atomizer For Cocktails?
Instead of adding the absinthe to the shaker, I put it into an atomizer (small spray bottle) and spritz it on at the end to highlight the anise notes.
As a cocktail maker, I already have an atomizer on hand. (It’s a fun and fancy bar tool to have!)
However, if you do not have an atomizer, simply rinse the glass with absinthe by adding a small amount to the coupe. Swirl and dump it out before pouring the cocktail.
How To Make A Corpse Reviver Cocktail
Other Variations on the Corpse Reviver
Wondering how to make your own Corpse Reviver? Here are a few variations that will have you spinning in no time!
— Lavender Corpse Reviver: Stir in a hint of Lavender Grapefruit Gin Buck Cocktail
— Rosemary Corpse Reviver: Stir in a hint of Mint Simple Syrup Recipe
— Another drink with a macabre name? Try the Zombie.
When to Serve a Corpse Reviver Cocktail
The Corpse Reviver is an elegant, potent cocktail that will have your guests talking — and drinking.
It’s the perfect sipper for when you want to turn heads without going too far out of bounds:
— Happy hour drink
— Dinner party drink
— Signature cocktail
— Late night drinks drink
— Guys or girl’s night drink
— Cocktail hour drink
Corpse Reviver Cocktail Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- Atomizer spray (optional)
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 4 spritz or rinse absinthe
- Lemon twist & Luxardo cherry for garnish
- Add Lillet, gin, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into a coupe.
- Spritz absinthe on on top of the drink. (If you do not have an atomizer, rinse the glass with absinthe by adding a small amount to the coupe, swirling, and dumping out before pouring the cocktail.)
- Garnish with cherry and lemon twist.
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