Corpse Reviver No. 1

Corpse Reviver No. 1. Reece Sims photo

The lesser-known sibling of the Corpse Reviver No. 2, this spirit-forward classic cocktail is renewed with an all-local lineup of ingredients.

1 oz Alchemist Distiller Duke Apple Brandy

1 oz Merridale XXO Brandy

1 oz Esquimalt Wine Rosso Vermouth

1 barspoon simple syrup (optional; see note)

Garnish: orange zest, cherry

In a mixing glass add all ingredients and ice. Stir until sufficiently chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupe. Express the oils from a piece of orange zest over the surface of the drink, then garnish with a cherry. Serves 1. 

Note: To make simple syrup, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot and heat over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar is fully dissolved.

—by Reece Sims

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