March 5, 2020 | POSTED IN

The Corpse Reviver No 2

photo of the corpse reviver no 2 cocktail with a mixing tin and jigger and lemon peels

Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.

Harry Craddock


Not to be confused with the first version of this drink – ‘to be taken before 11 AM’ – the Corpse Reviver No. 2 made its appearance in the Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s. This is Harry Craddock’s original recipe.


  • ¾ oz Sidewinder Dry Gin
  • ¾ oz Cointreau
  • ¾ oz Lillet Blanc
  • ¾ oz Lemon
  • 2 dashes of absinthe


Mix all ingredients save the absinthe in a tin. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass and float a dash of absinthe on top.