The Classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail Recipe

The Classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail Recipe
A gin drink that is so delicious, it’s good enough to raise the dead!

The Corpse Revivers are a family of pre-prohibition drinks that were named for their hangover-curing properties. Many of the variants have struggled to adapt to the modern palate, but it is the No.2 version that has stood the test of time and become a popular and delicious gin classic. As Harry Craddock said in the infamous 1930s Savoy Cocktail Book (the most famous cocktail book of all time) - “Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.” - drink responsibly.

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20ml Gin
20ml Cointreau / Triple Sec
20ml Lillet Blanc
20ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Rinse Absinthe

Garnish Lemon peel

Ice Cubes (for shaking)

Glass Cocktail glass

Equipment Checklist

Hawthorne Strainer Shaker
Fine Strainer Jigger

Recommended Gins

Lark Forty Spotted Tassie Bush Honey Gin


1. Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with a splash of absinthe

1. Add all your ingredients to the shaker.

2. Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice.

3. Shake hard for 30 seconds.

4. Fine strain into the chilled, absinthe rinsed cocktail glass.

Bartender’s Top Tips

Remember to chill your glass in the freezer for 5 minutes before you fill it, to keep your drink colder and fresher for longer.

Fine straining through a mesh strainer (like a tea strainer), removes all the small ice chips to create a silky smooth texture.

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