Corpse Reviver #5

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This spin on the classic Corpse Reviver cocktail from Rickhouse in San Francisco is light and refreshing. The combination of lemon juice and Cocchi Americano creates a grapefruit-like flavor that pairs perfectly with tequila. (To learn about Cocchi Americano, see Paul Clarke's post.)

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Corpse Reviver #5

About This Recipe

Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:strainer, cocktail shaker


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Americano
  • 1 ounce pineapple gum syrup (such as Small Hand Foods)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, Cocchi Americano, pineapple gum syrup, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.

  2. 2

    Top drink with 2 dashes absinthe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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