The Corpse Reviver Cocktail

Let’s be honest, a lot of those Halloween parties come complete with some pretty fabulous cocktails. Too many of those cocktails, and you’ll need one of these. With a name like Corpse Reviver, you may want to try this apothecary cocktail out even if you don’t have a Halloween hangover.

(You may also remember our past posts on Corpse Revivers, here and here.)

The Corpse Reviver
Excerpted from Apothecary Cocktails by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer

Corpse Revivers were designed for a truly horrible hangover—the kind that won’t let you lift your head off the pillow. True to its name, a Corpse Reviver is meant to re-animate the dead—or, at least, the vividly hung over. This potent combination of cognac, gin, apple brandy, and vermouth mixed with falernum—a liqueur sporting a heady mixture of Caribbean flavors, such as almond, ginger, cloves, vanilla, and lime—takes the sting out of even the most heinous of hangovers. Falernum gets its name from an ancient Roman wine called falernian, which, legend has it, was so high in alcohol it could be set on fire. Here, a hearty dose of cognac soothes the pain of the night before, while the fragrant falernum rejuvenates all five aching senses.

3 ounces (90 ml) cognac
2 ounces (60 ml) calvados
1 ounce (30 ml) gin
1 ounce (30 ml) sweet
1 ounce (30 ml) falernum

Fill a Boston shaker three-quarters full with ice.

Gently pour the cognac, calvados, gin, vermouth, and falernum over the ice, and shake briskly for
thirty seconds.

Toss a few ice cubes into a short rocks glass. Strain the mixture into the glass, sit back, and slowly sip
that hangover away.

Apothecary Cocktails Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today

At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as “vintage” and “homegrown” cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old.

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Apothecary Cocktails features 75 traditional and newly created recipes for medicinally-themed cocktails. Learn the history of the top ten apothecary liqueurs, bitters, and tonics that are enjoying resurgence at trendy bars and restaurants, including Peychaud’s Bitters, Chartreuse, and Vermouth. Find out how healing herbs, flowers, and spices are being given center stage in cocktail recipes and traditional apothecary recipes and ingredients are being resurrected for taste and the faint promise of a cure. Once you’ve mastered the history, you can try your hand at reviving your favorites: restoratives, sedatives and toddys, digestifs, and more.

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