A PAIR OF CORPSE REVIVERS

I love the names of some of Mr. C’s favorite cocktails – Kentucky Mule, Penicillin Cocktail (both recipes already posted), Brandy Stinger and Rusty Nail (see recipes below) and now, my favorite – Corpse Reviver. So named I’m sure, because if any alcoholic beverage could wake the dead, this drink would be at the top of the list! 

In my opinion, the individuals who think up these fancy ingredient combinations, then name them, are geniuses. Either that, or they are mad men and women who should be locked up and forced to drink their own concoctions. (Depends on each persons’ perspective, I guess!) Anyway, back to Corpse Revivers.

Since I happen to like these two drinks, they were obviously the inspiration of master minds. (See how this works!) And even though I am not a fan of bourbon, I truly enjoy the reviver made with Kentucky’s finest.

So if you too are a lover of mixed drinks, give a Corpse Reviver a try. They are incredibly delicious and amazingly refreshing. Absolutely perfect served on a warm summer evening. And truly, if one of these babies doesn’t bring you back to life after a long day of work or running errands, I fear there may not be any other restorative as adequate to the task. Cin Cin!

FYI: Mr. Cs latest drink recipe endeavor is called a Presbyterian’s Revenge. This drink contains, of all things, an Italian bitter liqueur made from a bunch of herbs and plants, the most prominent of which is artichoke. Artichoke? Really? I know artichoke plants are common in Italy. But what kind of individual would ever think to turn an artichoke into a liqueur? (Refer to my statement above regarding mad men and women!)  

 

Bourbon Corpse Reviver (also referred to as a Kentucky Corpse Reviver):

  • ¾ oz. bourbon (¾ oz. = 1 ½ T.) (Andy uses Buffalo Trace bourbon)
  • ¾ oz. Cointreau
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice ½ oz. Lillet Blanc
  • a few drops or tiny dash of Pernod
  • a few ice cubes
  • fresh mint, opt.

Shake the bourbon, Cointreau, lemon juice, Lillet, Pernod, and ice together in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled coupe* glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

Corpse Reviver:

  • ¾ oz. gin (¾ oz. = 1 ½ T.)
  • ¾ oz. Cointreau
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice ½ oz. Lillet Blanc
  • a few drops or tiny dash of Pernod
  • a few ice cubes
  • fresh mint, opt.

Shake the gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, Lillet, Pernod, and ice together in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled coupe* glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

*A coupe is a stemmed glass featuring a broad, shallow bowl. (See picture above) A martini glass can be used in a pinch.

Brandy Stinger:

  • 1 part brandy
  • 1 part white crème de menthe

Stir over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

Rusty Nail:

  • 2 oz. Scotch
  • ½ oz. Drambuie

Stir over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

 

 

 

Please let me know if you like this recipe. Thanks