Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail

Popularized by the famous Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, this potent cocktail -- one of a series of corpse revivers -- got its name because it was created as a hangover cure. It's not hard to see how this bracing, bright concoction would cure any manner of ailment.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1 ounce gin

1 ounce aperitif, such as Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc

1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 dash absinthe, for rinsing

1 piece orange peel


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, aperitif, orange liqueur and lemon juice and shake vigorously. Pour a dash of absinthe into a chilled martini glass and swirl it around until the glass is coated. Discard any remaining absinthe. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass and garnish with an orange peel. Serve immediately.