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[COCKTAILS] Corpse Reviver #2: My new favourite cocktail

Corpse Reviver #2

I am a big cocktail fan, so I am always on the lookout for my next favourite cocktail. I recently stumbled upon, which is essentially a food blog aggregator. However, unlike simply focusing on food, the site also aggregates drinks, which is pretty unique (not to mention much needed). What’s even better is the ability to customize your search by inputting all the ingredients you have in your home bar. The site then brings up a list of drinks that pertain to your specific list of ingredients. Just what I need!

It was through gojee that I stumbled upon, who seems to specialize in “hacking” cocktails. In this case, the recipe is originally from Harry Cradock’s “Savoy Cocktail Book” and listed here in the form shown in “The Joy of Mixology” by Gary Regan.

Corpse Reviver #2
3/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Lillet Blonde
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Absinthe (substitute) to taste (Go Easy)
1) Combine over ice.
2) Shake until chilled.
3) Strain into a cocktail glass.

The only advice I have is to go easy on the Absinthe like the recipe recommends. Absinthe has the tendency to overpower any drink even in minute amounts, so you don’t really need more than 1/4 oz. to taste and smell the liqueur.

Cocktail Hacker seems to have experimented with this recipe as well and recommends adding about 3 dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters. I didn’t have the latter, so I just tried out the original recipe, which is obviously delicious in its own right.

Happy drinking!



4 responses to “[COCKTAILS] Corpse Reviver #2: My new favourite cocktail

  1. Travis December 15, 2011 at 15:15

    You can get orange bitters at Bite in Inglewood. They are not Angostura but Fee Brothers brand. I think they’d be a great addition to the corpse reviver, but it looks really good as is!

    • kiransomanchi December 15, 2011 at 16:08

      Hey man, that’s good to know. I love Bite: we should chill out on the patio in summer.

      I ended up getting the Fee Brother’s orange bitters at Cookbook Cooks downtown. They also carry Angostura orange bitters but that shit costs like $35! I think it was mis-labled but I read online somewhere that the Angostura orange bitters are maybe “better”.

      Stay tuned for more cocktails!

      • Travis December 15, 2011 at 16:20

        Sounds good!

        I think that the Angostura are better as well. You can get regular Angostura bitters (not the orange kind) at Safeway and probably most of grocery stores for WAY less (like $5-$10).

      • kiransomanchi December 16, 2011 at 18:58

        Yup, you can find that stuff anywhere. It is the orange bitters that are harder to find, esp Angostura bitters.

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