Corpse Reviver No 2 {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}
Corpse Reviver No 2 {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Halloween can’t slip by without mention of the classic cocktail – Corpse Reviver.  The Corpse Reviver could be called the Corpse Reviser with its many variations.  The name sounds eerily distasteful, but the drink itself flavors out quite lovely.  The color resembles that of a corpse with an almost opaque yet not quite clear coloring giving it a bone-like quality.  A maraschino cherry garnish dropped dead center of the drink finishes this sinister, yet delicious cocktail with blood-curdling appeal.

Corpse Reviver #2

1 ounce Gin

1 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

1 ounce Lillet Blanc

1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1 to 3 drops Absinthe

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Wash martini glass with drops of Absinthe.  Discard or leave in the glass according to preference.  Place maraschino cherry in bottom of martini glass.  Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake to blend and chill.  Strain into martini glass over cherry garnish.  Enjoy with ghoulish delight!

Corpse Reviver #2 is a wonderful classic cocktail recipe anytime of the year.  The name may cause one to be skeptical, but this cocktail contains exquisite flavor.  Light sweetness with the perfect balance of tartness.

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Halloween Classic Cocktail Recipe: Corpse Reviver #2
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