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Classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 20, 2020 • 1 min read

A follow-up to the classic cocktail the Corpse Reviver No. 1, which relies on Cognac, apple brandy, and sweet vermouth for its flavor, this second version is a gin cocktail that contains more aromatic and floral ingredients. Published in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930), this cocktail recipe, along with other versions of Corpse Reviver cocktails, is meant to be a ‘hair of the dog’ drink, making it a popular brunch choice. However, too many of these drinks taken in swift succession may have the opposite effect of a hangover cure.



Corpse Reviver No 2 Recipe

1 cocktail
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min


  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish with an orange peel
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Prepare a chilled cocktail glass (like a coupe glass).
  3. Use the dash of absinthe to rinse the glass, then pour out the excess.
  4. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  5. Add the equal parts of your remaining ingredients to the shaker.
  6. Shake well.
  7. Strain shaker into the absinthe-rinsed glass.
  8. Garnish with your orange peel and serve.

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