1 1⁄2 oz Cognac
3⁄4 oz Apple brandy
3⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

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.

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Created by
Frederic Yarm, Nahita, Boston, MA.
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  • Smooth and sophisticated. Kind of interesting unexpected nuttiness on the finish. Didn't entirely solve the flatness problem for me though.
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Another superb creation by the House of Yarm! Although, were I feeling brave, I might suggest Vieux Corpse as a more ... interesting name.