Corpse Reviver No. Blue
Corpse Reviver No. Blue 25ml Citadelle gin 25ml Mancino Bianco Ambrato Vermouth 25ml Bols Blue 25ml fresh lemon juice 2 dashes St George Absinthe Luxardo cherry, for garnish
• Place all ingredients except garnish, with absinthe last, into a shaker tin. Fill with ice and shake till chilled through.
• Strain contents and pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish by dropping a specialty cocktail ingredient, Luxardo cherry into the middle.
Not a Halloween thing Fish, molluscs and other sea creatures are time-honoured matches with citrus, and this grown-up twist of the Corpse Reviver No. 2 has plenty of citrussy zest both from the choice of Citadelle gin and Bols bittersweet orange, complemented by freshly squeezed juice. Jane likens this stiff cocktail to a martini, but with a tang and length that makes it food-friendly as well.