Corpse Reviver No.2 Cocktail


The Corpse Reviver No.2 cocktail is a drink built with gin, lemon juice. Lillet blanc sweet vermouth, orange liqueur, and a dash of absinthe.

Corpse Reviver No.2 Cocktail Info

The Corpse Reviver No.2 is part of a group of pre-Prohibition cocktails intended to awaken the drunken from their sleep. These cocktails were designed to ease hangovers, boost energy, and improve the day.

The origins of Corpse Revivers can be traced back at least to the 1870s. Although this is the most well-known recipe, the Corpse Reviver No.1 (cognac and sweet vermouth, Calvados) is still in production today.

The Corpse Reviver No.2 was a Prohibition-era cocktail. The Corpse Reviver No.2 fell into disuse over the years. However, it was revived in the 00s when bartenders turned to history for inspiration. The drink was also adopted by Harry Craddock's " The Savoy Cocktail Book," first published in 1930. This book introduced many classic drinks to modern drinkers.

This refreshing pick-me-up includes Lillet blanc, gin, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. This delicately balanced mixture is mixed in equal amounts, shaken with ice, and then served in a glass that's been rinsed in absinthe. This adds aromas and a slight anise flavor to your drink. It is refreshing, tart, and cold. This combination is perfect for starting the day strong.

The Corpse Reviver No.2 is a popular choice today. The Corpse Reviver No.2 is a favorite at craft cocktails bars and is occasionally available at brunch places that appreciate the drink's ability to jump-start your morning. The cocktail is stronger than it tastes. So be careful.

Corpse Reviver No.2

The original hangover cure.


5 from 3 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: United Kingdom
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 1 dash Absinthe
  • 30 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Orange Liqueur
  • 30 ml Lillet Blanc Sweet Vermouth
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice


  • Take a cocktail glass and add a few drops of Absinthe, then move the glass around, so you coat the glass with Absinthe.
  • Place the Absinthe coated glass at the side and continue with the cocktail.
  • Now add ice to your shaker.
  • Add the other ingredients.
  • Shake it cold.
  • Strain into your glass.
  • Serve!
Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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