Corpse Carré
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About this Cocktail

I recently discussed with a bartender how uninspiring the Corpse Reviver No. 1 is from the Savoy Cocktail Book for it is a non-bittered brandy Manhattan. I soon thought about how the Saratoga Cocktail from Jerry Thomas' 1862 tome was delightful, but how adding Benedictine and Peychaud's Bitters supercharged it into the Vieux Carré that people order all the time. Therefore, I wondered if the same magic would work on the Corpse Reviver No. 1? I believe my answer is yes! And I dubbed this one the Corpse Carré, and there is a famous square of the dead in Marrakech, so the name is not so out there.

  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 3/4 oz Apple Brandy
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine
  • 2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.


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