Corpse Reviver No 2 Recipe

Corpse Reviver No 2
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Submitted By: JJ Goodman
Groups: Gin Cocktails
Glass: Martini / Cocktail
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Method: I don't remember the first time I tried most drinks (my lifestyle doesn't support an active and full brain function), but I do remember when I had my first Corpse Reviver No 2. Dean Callen mixed one for me and Sean Ware on the day we were due to ship back out from New Zealand. He used South Gin (the forgotten beast from the 42 Below crew) I fell in love, I'd marry it if I could!
Notes: I often add a touch of sugar syrup, please don't judge me as I'm aware its not cool, but gives a fuller flavour.
Amount Ingredient
30 ml South Gin
20 ml Cointreau
20 ml Lillet - Blanc
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice


Midget 2016-08-19 00:40:09

God, I wish your comments box supported paragraphs

Midget 2016-08-19 00:38:22

My God, man This is the best cocktail ever created but you are destroying it.1. You lift/warm it with absinthe, not sugar syrup. I mean, for God's sake. Trust me. A dash of green. It's not the same cocktail without it.2. You only need 20 if you are using a decent gin. The only reason to use 30 is that you buy Gordons. Eurgh.3. Please, triple sec not cointreau. Again, eurgh.4. Lose the peel. Serve with a maraschino cherry, in a coupe.Unless you have a serious sugar fetish please try out my suggestions. By all means take the sugar in the cherry but please treat the alcohol with respect.Can i also recommend my own variation during the hot summer months:Substitute white rum for ginSubstitute coconut rum for triple sec (please don't ever use cointreau Again, eurgh)Substitute extra dry vermouth (eg. martini extra dry) for lillet blanc/martini bianco (which is a cheaper substitute for a standard CR2 lillet). Using an extra dry counters the sweetness in the coconut rum.Substitute lime juice for lemon juiceSubstitute lime peel for cherry (it works in this instance).Please don't destroy this classic cocktail - we don't all subscribe to the alcopops generation. There's a reason why the classics are classics.By all means try something new - and let me know if you like my rum/coconut version. But please don't ruin the original. Ta.