Tuesday, May 26, 2020

(Napoleon's) Corpse Reviver

One of two Corpse Reviver recipes in the New American Bartender's guide, this one is not accompanied with a number like most. It is, however similar to the Savoy Corpse Reviver, which I haven't done for the blog, it being a bar guest request.

The difference is that instead of brandy, I used the brandy-based liqueur Mandarine Napoleon. This lead me to adopting the name Napoleon's Corpse Reviver for this particular variation. As all Corpse Revivers are intended as hangover remedies, as such, they are a mix of the liquors that the drinker had the night before--sometimes with a bracing effect.

That supports my use of Mandarine Napoleon, a citrus and spice cognac liqueur. Along with Frenet Branca and a mint liqueur, it has a refreshing morning cocktail finish. The minty scent may even help dispel the rumors that the drinker is hung over.
  • 3/4 oz. brandy (Mandarine Napoleon used)
  • 3/4 oz. white creme de menthe
  • 3/4 oz. Fernet Branca
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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