This drink was originally called “the Corpse Reviver” in the mid-19th century. It is a type of drink that can be used to revive a person from alcohol intoxication. The name changed to the modern version when it was recreated in 1951 by bartender Charles H. Baker in his book "The Gentleman's Companion."
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is composed of gin, Lillet blanc, Cointreau and lemon juice. This mix produces a cocktail that tastes like a very dry martini because of the high amount of gin and vermouth it contains. It is shaken over ice and served with a twist of lemon peel.
Absinthe, to rinse
¾ ounce London dry gin
¾ ounce Lillet blanc
¾ ounce orange liqueur
¾ ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1. Rinse the inside of a chilled coupe or cocktail glass with absinthe, discard the excess and set the glass aside.
2. Add the gin, Lillet blanc, orange liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
3. Strain into the prepared glass.