Corpse Revivers were a brand of pre-prohibition cocktail meant to be consumed before 11:00am as a bit of the “hair of the dog,” if you will. There are in fact three Corpse Revivers, #1, #2, and, you guessed it, #3.

 

Corpse Reviver #1

3/4 oz. Sweet Italian Vermouth

3/4 oz. Apple Brandy or Calvados

1-1/2 oz. VSOP or better Cognac

Shake with Ice and Strain into a Cocktail Glass

 

Corpse Reviver #2 (My Favorite)

1 oz. Gin (London Dry or Old Tom)

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Lillet Blanc

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1 dash Absinthe

Shake with Ice and Strain into a Cocktail Glass (Garnish with a single Maraschino Cherry)

 

Corpse Reviver #3

3/4 oz. Fernet Branca Bitters

3/4 oz. White Creme de Menthe

3/4 oz. VSOP or better Cognac

Shake with Ice and Strain into a Cocktail Glass

(Originally posted on Facebook: June 6, 2011)

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