Corpse Reviver No.1 – Oldest Known Recipe | 1934 Savoy Recipe

Corpse Reviver No.1 Cocktail
Corpse Reviver No.1 Cocktail

While the corpse reviver dates back to the mid 1800s there is no real solid recipe for it till the 1930s. It is casually mentioned in publications during the 1800s but Harry Craddock from the American Bar in London is the one of the first to write down a solid recipe for it in his 1934 Savoy Cocktail book. His recipe is essentially a brandy Manhattan of the time and the only similarity between it and the corpse reviver #2 is its name. If this one is able to revive a dead body its because of its strength, then the second one is able to revive a dead body its because of how enjoyable and uplifting it’s taste is. two completely different drinks, both very good, but for different palates.

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Corpse Reviver No.1 – Oldest Known Recipe | 1934 Savoy Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

300

kcal
ABV

28%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make the oldest known Corpse Reviver No.1 recipe from the 1934 Savoy Cocktail Book.

Ingredients

  • 1 dash Maraschino Liqueur

  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

  • 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth

  • 1.5 oz Apple Brandy

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into glass.

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