Corpse Reviver No. 1 Recipe

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Corpse Reviver No. 1

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


The Corpse Reviver No. 1 is a distinguished member of the Corpse Reviver family of cocktails, known historically for their “hair of the dog” restorative qualities. 

I love this variant with its sophisticated blend of Cognac, Calvados (apple brandy), and sweet vermouth, offering a rich, aromatic experience. 

With origins dating back to the early 20th century, this Corpse Reviver No. 1 recipe was designed to jolt the senses; consider it the cocktail equivalent of a defibrillator.




  1. Prep: Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Combine: Add Cognac, Calvados, and sweet vermouth.
  3. Mix: Stir well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.
  4. Pour: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


The Corpse Reviver No. 1 belongs to a lineage of cocktails crafted with the purpose of reviving those who might have overindulged the night before. 

While its sibling, the Corpse Reviver No. 2, is more widely known today for its tart and refreshing qualities, I find the No. 1 offers a warmer, more nuanced flavour profile.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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