His & Hers Corpse Reviver

Perhaps I should save this post for tomorrow.  After all, the Corpse Reviver cocktails are "hair of the dog" cures for that ruckus night before that leaves you questioning if you're living out a scene from The Hangover.  But it's Halloween and I think we could all use a little pick me up after a long day of work and prior to the start of trick or treaters and costume parties. 

A cocktail that Harry Craddock wrote "To be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed." in his 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book now has 5 versions and numerous takes on each of those.  Here are our favorite his & hers Corpse Reviver No 1 & 2.


Corpse Reviver No 1 - His

1 1/2 oz Cognac
3/4 oz Calvados (apple brandy)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
Brandied Cherry/Lemon twist (optional)

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Stir till properly chilled and strain into a coupe glass.  Garnish with a brandied cherry or lemon twist peel if you prefer.


Corpse Reviver No 2 - Hers

Few Dashes Absinthe
1 oz Gin
1 oz  Orange Liqueur
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Lemon twist (optional)

Add a few dashes of absinthe to a pre-chilled coupe glass.  Swirl to coat the glass, pour out any remaining liquid.  Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake till properly chilled and strain into coupe glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist if you prefer.