Monday, January 12, 2015

Corpse Reviver #2

This was the most complicated drink I made in Mexico, and it lived up to its name. It woke me up after an afternoon of day drinking. It's the Fernet Branca, a bitter wine liqueur that has a funny mint flavor in the finish. Some Corpse Revivers have brandy and creme de menthe. I felt that the Fernet Branca made creme de menthe redundant. Others have apple brandy and sweet vermouth. I was going for the Harry Craddock Corpse Reviver #2 (the gin version) but substituted in Grand Marnier for the Cointreau and it turned out ok. I recommend for drinkers who like a light cocktail to try it with Cointreau, though.

1 1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. Fernet Branca
1/2 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier

Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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