The Corpse Reviver No. 2 was first published in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s. Easy to remember but don’t underestimate the intricate flavours of this classic cocktail. Bold, bright and citrusy with a hint of sweet fennel.


  • 30mL Gin
  • 30mL Cointreau
  • 30mL Lillet Blanc 
  • 30mL Fresh Lemon Juice -
  • Dash of Absinthe


1. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker

2. Shake and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass (chilled)

3. Garnish with a twist of lemon

ABSINTHE RINSE Optionally, rinse the glass with absinthe instead of adding to the shaker for a more subtle anise flavour.

CORPSE REVIVER NO. 1 The first Corpse Reviver cocktail listed in The Savoy Cocktail Book is a cognac-based cocktail, with two parts cognac, one part Calvados or apple brandy, and one part sweet vermouth.

CORPSE REVIVER NO. 2 Described in the Savoy Cocktail Book as the most commonly drunk of the Corpse Revivers (because it's epic!), and consists of equal parts gin, lemon juice, curaçao (commonly Cointreau), Kina Lillet (now usually replaced with Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc) and a dash of absinthe. Harry Craddock noted that “Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.”

CORPSE REVIVER NO. 3 There are two variations that I came across in my research... 1. Equal parts (30mL) brandy, curacao, and maraschino liqueur 2. Equal parts (30mL) brandy, Campari and triple sec + 15mL lemon juice

CORPSE REVIVER NO. 4 A.K.A Savoy Corpse Reviver - equal parts (30mL) brandy, Fernet Branca, and white creme de menthe

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