After a discussion of how sad the Corpse Reviver #1 is as a split brandy base Manhattan without bitters, I gussied it up with the "Vieux Carre" trick to supersize the Saratoga Cocktail with Benedictine and Peychaud's.
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Elegant fruity accented with herbal, and spice.
While at Nahita in Boston, I discussed how the Corpse Reviver #1 from the Savoy was a bit of a dud and lost out to the CR#2. A previous conversation was how the Saratoga Cocktail got new life with Peychaud's and Benedictine in the Vieux Carré. So I mashed up the CR#1 with those two herbal elements to make the CR#1 less flat.
- Great Scott — Sweet vermouth, Calvados, Bourbon, Bitters
- Basil Julep (Pamela Wiznitzer) — Bourbon, Peach liqueur, Basil
- Corpse Reviver #Rob — Brandy, Apple brandy, Sweet vermouth, Gold rum, Bitters
- Hastings — Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Calvados, Drambuie, Orange peel
- Corpse Reviver #1 — Brandy, Sweet vermouth, Apple brandy
- Eve's Temptation — Apple brandy, Sweet vermouth, Eau de vie of Douglas Fir, Averna, Lemon peel
- Statler & Waldorf — Cognac, Bénédictine, Maraschino Liqueur, Gunpowder Rum, Amer Picon, Orange peel
- Historic Core Cocktail — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Herbal liqueur, Apple brandy, Bitters
- ReplyAll Rhubarb — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Rhubarb syrup
- Vieux Carré — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Cognac, Bénédictine, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters