Quickies (with Amon): Bring back your dead!

Corpse Revivers are an old hair-of-the-dog staple from pre-prohibition days. You know—the sort of classic drink that was invented to make you feel better the morning after a night in which you had too many classic drinks. There are several different corpse revivers and they are super different, so you should probably experiment repeatedly to find your favorite. (Besides, repetition is part of the reason corpse revivers were invented in the first place, so it all goes together.) Personally, I’ve become partial to Corpse Reviver #2, a sweet-tart, gin-based elixir that works as well at night as it does in the morning.


Good juju.

To make it, simply combine 1oz each of gin, lillet, cointreau and lemon juice; shake well with ice and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Drip precisely 3 drops of absinthe onto the drink. Sip and feel the life return to your bones.

Also, this, of course.

3 comments to Quickies (with Amon): Bring back your dead!

  • Falquan

    The only downside I can see to this is usually it’s gin that put me in that state in the first place, and it’s not the first thing I’m thinking to revive myself. Perhaps if it’s of the light-in-the-juniper variety.

    I still always reach for a bloody, though I do still need to try that Michelada…

    • Amon-Rukh

      I’d suggest Pinckney Bend gin if you want a light-in-the-juniper variety, but I don’t think they have a distributor in Ohio yet. I guess you’ll have to make a trip down here to MO again to sample it! (Seriously, I think it may be my favorite gin of all time.)

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