While for most Halloween is a celebration of zombies, skeletons and the long deceased, here at Portobello Road Gin we are drinking this classic cocktail that will bring your evening thoroughly back to life. Refreshing and sharp it’s potent enough to revive even the most comatosed Zombie.
This recipe is taken from that most wonderful book Harry Craddock's peerless 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, one of our favourites from that book indeed, and a suitably ghoulish name for Halloween. Corpse Revivers were actually a whole family of drinks designed primarily to chase away the cobwebs from a previous night’s drinking. There were many different recipes but this is really the only one that you encounter in the modern era. Harry Craddock himself famously observed that; "Four of these taken in swift succession will un-revive the corpse again...
25mls Lillet Blanc
25mls freshly squeezed lemon juice
First of all fill a cocktail glass with ice and cold water and add a generous dash of Absinthe. Let this stand chilling and aromatising the glass whilst you prepare the drink.
Shake all of the other ingredients vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker, and then tip the contents of the glass away.
Then strain the drink from the cocktail shaker into the glass. And enjoy!