The Corpse Reviver #2
- 1 oz Gin
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1 oz fresh Lemon Juice
- 1-2 drops of Absinthe, Pernod or Herbsaint
The Corpse Reviver #2 (there were apparently several of them), is an old pre-Prohibition cocktail. There's a warning in an early 20th century bartender guide, that 4 of these imbibed in rapid succession will "un-revive" the corpse. It was a hair-of-the-dog coctail, must like a Side Car. I'd read about it for years and decided to give it a whirl on Sunday afternoon, before dinner.
It is essentially a classic Sour recipe, and packs a BIG citrusy punch with the Cointreau and lemon juice. Lillet Blanc is a fortified wine, like a vermouth, from France that is famously an ingredient in James Bond's lethal Vesper Martini. Lillet Blanc has a bittersweet, syrupy citrusy quality. I have drunk it on-the-rocks before, but really prefer it as a back-taste in a cocktail.
If you enjoy daiquiris or gimlets you will probably enjoy the Corpse Reviver #2.