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Corpse Reviver No 2 (Absinthe Drink)

The Corpse Reviver 2 is arguably the best-known absinthe cocktail. This sophisticated classic cocktail will indeed revive you… but beware a few too many have the opposite effect!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Absinthe Cocktail, Absinthe Drink, Corpse Reviver 2, Corpse Reviver No 2 Drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi



  • 20 ml | 1 oz gin
  • 20 ml | 1 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 20 ml | 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • ½ tsp Absinthe such as La Fee Parisienne
  • lemon zest twist to garnish


  • Fill your cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Place a martini (or coupe) cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  • Add all the ingredients to the shaker.
  • Shake hard for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the lemon zest and enjoy (sensibly)!



Orange Liqueur such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
– Sweet white vermouth - usually Lillet Blanc
– Fresh lemon juice
– Absinthe such as La Fee Parisienne 
– Lemon zest twist to garnish

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Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 8g