Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cocktail Wednesdays: The Corpse Reviver #2c

Corpse Reviver #2c

This week, Scott picked up a small bottle of absinthe at the liquor store, which opened up our selection of drinks to include many drinks that require only a tiny amount of absinthe. The famous Sazerac, for example, requires rinsing the glass with absinthe. Of course, we couldn't make the Sazerac because we don't have Peychaud's Bitters. Instead, I went with another classic I've heard mentioned frequently: the Corpse Reviver. This version is based on the second recipe in the Savoy cocktail book, as posted by 12 Bottle Bar. They adjusted ratios for the lack of Lillet, and I adjusted it further by substituting lime for lemon due to Scott's sensitivity (hence the c).

Corpse Reviver #2c

1.5 Orange Liqueur
1 oz Gin
1 oz Dry Vermouth
1 oz Lime Juice
1 drop Absinthe
1 Maraschino Cherry (garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice.
Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry

The verdict: this is really good. Both of use as well as our guest thought so. It was nicely balanced between the different elements. It didn't taste very alcoholic, but I could still taste the gin, as well as sweeter flavors of the other ingredients. The absinthe and maraschino provided background notes.

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