convert your friends to gin

Originally published Aug 8, 2014

The cocktail that is presented to you here is the very same cocktail that converted me from a creme brulee martini drinking - sugary cocktail sipping - waking up with a headache idiot to the refined -  snobby - do not call me a hipster - wanna be craft cocktail bartender imbiber that I am today. 

The Corpse Reviver #2 has been mentioned many times in the past here, but never has been featured until today. This is the drink you serve to your gin hated friends, when they ask you what is in it, you respond simply 'Gin, now shut up' and calmly walk away. Without a doubt, this is the gateway cocktail to craft cocktails. Enjoy the ride. 

During the middle 1800s, these drinks were meant to be taken in the morning to revive the body before starting the day. Harry Craddock in his Savoy Cocktail Book published in 1930 goes into more details. 

There have been at least a million articles published on this cocktail, but now you know what drink created the mad man that you see today. 

  • 3/4 ounce Gin (I like using North Shore Distillery here)
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • dash of absinthe 

Shake the ingredients then strain into a martini glass. Be warned that you can kill this drink by using too much absinthe, this means you San Antonio. 


Don't forget to drink like a responsible adult  

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