Corpse Reviver No 1

Though not as popular as the Corpse Reviver No 2 (see below), this smooth, brandy forward cocktail to wake the dead is worthy of attention. It was first listed in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Handbook in the 1930’s. This cocktail according to Harry, is “to be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy […]


This “jewel” of a cocktail (and one of my favorites) is thus named for its 3 primary ingredients that represent precious stones. Gin for diamond, sweet vermouth for ruby, and Green Chartreuse for emerald. The two best bijous I’ve had can be found at  The Sugar House in Detroit and The Gilt Bar in Chicago. I […]