Master of Cocktails Corpse Reviver No 2

Right then chaps – it’s #MasterofCocktails time once again. This week we made another real classic – The Corpse Reviver No. 2.

It’s yet another excellent recipe taken from The Savoy Cocktail Book – a superb compendium you all should own.

The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is also one of those drinks that manages to lives up to the awesome name it’s been given. Unsurprisingly, it was originally a hair of the dog drink, with Craddock warning readers that “four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again”! It can certainly be enjoyed at any time though. We’ve made a few substitutions here – most notably Pierre Ferrand Curaçao has been brought in on account of its yumminess.

Master of Cocktails Corpse Reviver No 2 ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

So – if start by popping a coupette glass into the freezer to chill…

Master of Cocktails Coupette

Now grab a bottle of Bathtub Gin, and measure out 20ml. Add to a Boston Shaker Glass.

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin

Follow that with 20ml of Noilly Prat.

Master of Cocktails Noilly Prat

Then 20ml of Pierre Ferrand Curaçao.

Master of Cocktails Pierre Ferrand Curacao

And finally 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice.

Master of Cocktails lemon juice

Pack your shaker with ice and give it a good old rattle for 30 seconds or so.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Now grab your coupette from the freezer, and rinse it with St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte.

Master of Cocktails St George Spirits Absinthe Verte rinse

Double-strain into the coupette…

Master of Cocktails Strain

Drop in a Luxardo Maraschino cherry, and you’re done.

Master of Cocktails Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

One Corpse Reviver No. 2. Done.

Master of Cocktails Corpse Reviver No 2




Next week we’ve got an absolute belter that’s completely new to me, courtesy of @MaverickDrinks. Ingredients below.

Master of Cocktails Next Week

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Antica Formula, Campari, Ginger, Angostura Bitters, Tonic Water and an Orange