The Corpse Reviver is a group of several alcohol-containing cocktails that are said to alleviate the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.
In some cases, the expression also functions as a synonym for such pick-me-up cocktails – which also includes the Bloody Mary – as a whole, colloquially referred to as “hangover drinks”.
The Corpse Reviver #2 is the most famous version of the drink. In The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, a preparation with ¼ lemon juice, ¼ Lillet, ¼ Cointreau and ¼ Gin, as well as a dash Absinthe is recommended. The ingredients are mixed in a shaker and strained.
- 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Gin
- 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Lillet
- 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
- 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 dashes of Absinthe
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
The drinking of cocktails as a morning drink to revitalize has a long tradition. While today morning consumption is classified as a sign of an advanced alcoholic disease and in particular the re-introduction of alcohol in response to a hangover is not recommended, morning consumption of alcoholic beverages such as cocktails was not uncommon until the late 19th century.
- Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Cointreau orange liqueur | USA * | UK* | Germany*
- Lillet | USA | UK* | Germany*
- Absinthe | USA | UK* | Germany*
- Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*