Hosting a grown-up Halloween party this weekend? Fend off Dracula's bite and zombie invasions with the Corpse Reviver, a forgotten cocktail originating at the turn of the 20th Century. There are many variations floating around and generally speaking cocktails that are pure alcohol give me a fright. But there's nothing scary about this perfectly smooth and balanced recipe found in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh AKA Dr. Cocktail.
THE CORPSE REVIVER #2
1 oz gin
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1-3 drops absinthe or pastis
Best shaken, not stirred, and strained into a cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry dropped into the bottom.
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