For a Shots episode to revive the soul, bedridden and recovering host Mike Wolf discusses the “Corpse Reviver” family of cocktails, most notably of which is the number 2. Developed and made famous by Harry Craddock at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920s and 30s, the Corpse Reviver no. 2 is the ideal daytime/brunch cocktail. Mike discusses other notable variations on the Corpse Reviver and why the number one is due for a big comeback this fall. Also discussed: what to use in place of the now-defunct Kina Lillet, Corpse Revivers in film, and why drinking four in a row is probably not a great idea.
Mike Wolf’s new book Cheer: A Liquid Gold Holiday Drinking Guide is available now! Pick up a copy ASAP!
Music by Upright T-Rex Music.
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