Don’t allow the children to have all the fun. For Halloween this year, Rock Rose Gin is recommending a spooky version of the classic cocktail, the Corpse Reviver.
The original recipe from the 1870s was surpassed in the 1930s by the famous Harry Craddock of the American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel whose Corpse Reviver 2 recipe is used as the basis of this creation, then adorned with a ghoulish garnish to add gore galore.
Ingredients for the Rock Rose Corpse Reviver
25ml Rock Rose Gin Autumn Edition
25ml Triple sec (or another orange liqueur)
25ml Lillet Blanc (or white vermouth)
25ml lemon juice
A teaspoon of sugar syrup
A dash of absinthe
A few drops of grenadine syrup
Tinned lychees or fresh lychees with the stone carefully removed
Red jam (strawberry or raspberry)
Red food colouring
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and then fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
Use a small spoon or a piping bag to put a little jam into the cavity of the lychee
Then pop in a blueberry
You can then use a toothpick to add some red food colouring around the white part of the eyeball. A few drops of grenadine to look like blood completes the effect. Carefully place across the glass using a cocktail stick; sip; and feel revived.
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