This weeks cocktail is from the bracing family known as the Corpse Revivers. These strong drinks are intended to set you straight when feeling a bit ropey after the night before. Nothing like more of the same poison to sort you out, eh?
I'm making the Savoy version of Corpse Reviver #2, which is exceptionally simple to assemble. This is probably a good thing if you're in the sorry kind of state that requires this drink. Equal measures of gin, Lillet Blance, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), lemon juice are combined with a dash of absinthe or pastis in this full frontal shock assault to the system.
1 shot gin (here I'm using Dry Fly gin, distilled in Spokane, Washington state)
1 shot Cointreau (or triple sec)
1 shot Lillet Blanc
1 shot lemon juice
Dash of absinthe or pastis
No fancy bartending techniques required for this drink. Start by placing a coupe in the freezer or fill with ice to chill the glass. Combine the gin, Cointreau, lemon juice and a small dash of absinthe in a shaking glass. Alternatively, don't put the absinthe into the main drink, but instead swirl a small drop around the glass, leaving a small coating.
Fill the glass with ice, firmly cover with the shaking tin and shake hard until the tin is too cold to hold. Strain into the chilled coupe. Decorate with a lemon zest twist.
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Sip this fine drink slowly and carefully until the world stops spinning. But be careful. Treat it with respect. After all, bartending legend Harry Craddock says "Four of these taken in quick succession will unrevive the corpse again."