Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail


Prep time5 minutes


Corpse Reviver 2 by Amanda at 85 Main, Putnam CTThis classic with the irresistible name is another great summertime gin drink for those of us among the living. I hear that the name comes from its efficacy at reviving a hangover sufferer. I have not tried it for that purpose, but it does include three drops of Pernod, which is often used in minute quantities to give a cocktail a mysterious sense of medicinal origin.

You can see from the recipe that this is not a very strong cocktail: the spirit, gin, is on equal footing with the juice, the liqueur, and an aperitif, all of lower alcohol content than the gin. This makes it a good candidate for a cocktail party, because it is visually appealing, has a buzz-worthy name, and doesn't get the guests too buzzed while they enjoy the party! 

The top photo shows a Corpse Reviver #2 made by Amanda at 85 Main in Putnam CT.

Corpse reviver 2 by Billy at Bubala's, P-townThe bottom photo is another made by  Billy at Bubala's in Provincetown.



1ozLondon Dry Gin
1ozLillet Blanc
1ozLemon Juice (fresh)
3drPernod (just DROPS)


Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a stemless cocktail cherry.
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excellent on a hot day!

This revived my tired body on a hot day after gardening!