ACTIVE: 5 min TOTAL: 5 min
Aiming to avoid the typical boozy holiday bombs, Maloney riffed on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 for this drink. (That’s also the reason for the creepy name!) It’s lower-alcohol, refreshing and light. Citrus, vanilla and spice are the main notes and the chocolate mist at the end (if you use it) lends a celebratory toasty nose. Combine 3/4 oz. each Stonecutter Single Barrel Gin, Cocchi Americano, Tuaca and lemon juice with ½ oz. simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 6 ice cubes. Shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass. Spritz the top with Alice & the Magician Chocolate Birthday Cake Aromatic Mist (optional; aliceandthemagician.com). SERVES 1: about 5 oz.