This drink seems to be popping up everywhere these days -- likely due to our proximity to Halloween -- although it has absolutely nothing do do with Halloween. It's a morning drink -- a little hair of the dog to revive your corpse after a rough night. Back in the days of the Savoy Cocktail Book, where the recipe was published, one of the ingredients -- Lillet Blanc -- was made from a different formula than it is today. Since its release, some have taken to substituting Cocchi Americano, as it approximates the original Lillet Blanc formula.
Corpse Reviver #2
3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Cocchi Aperitivo Americano (or Lillet Blanc)
Dash of absinthe
Combine ingredients over ice, shake and strain into a chilled coupe.