• Sarah Celentano

Corpse Reviver No. 2

What's that now, you've never heard of it?

You're in for a treat.

T'was the night before Thanksgiving, many moons ago, when it felt *imperative* that I consume five coupes of my favorite beverage at Good Luck as quickly as possible. Celebration was in order as my dear brother and sister-in-law were in town from D.C. AND THEY WERE HAVING A BABY. My first sweet sweet love of a sibling-once-removed.

"BUT SARAH, FIVE CORPSE REVIVERS IS A LITTLE EXCESSIVE." "Well, yes, that is precisely the point," I'd quip in response.

I was in a bit of a rough patch, you see. I'll spare you most of the details but I will say, it sucks to lose a pregnancy. You're first especially, but any really. There are some BIG FEELINGS. But also JOY that you are expecting a niece or nephew (with a very similar due date as yours now lost [insert: big feelings]). Suffice it to say, I was not on my best behavior that night. However, I am like, Beyond Blessed where siblings and siblings-in-law are concerned. There was no lasting damage caused by drunk-melty-Sarah-snark. Phew.

Okay, okay. What you really need to know is that this drink is my favorite of all the drinks. Even after the consequences (carnage) of drinking five. I did some digging on the Google to find the original recipe, the one created in 1930, that Good Luck used to make before they changed the recipe. It's a strange concoction, which one would expect from the name and list of peculiar ingredients, but it's so strangely delicious and easy to drink. Too easy.

You must make this, and not just for Halloween. It's equal parts fresh squeezed lemon juice, London Dry Gin, Lillet blanc and orange liquor, with AN ABSINTHE RINSE. Do not skip the absinthe. "BUT I DON'T LIKE LIQUORICEY THINGS." Oh hush. You will feel so utterly glamorous sipping this tipple, especially if you have a coupe to serve it in. You will be transported to speakeasies of the Golden Age. You will feel so utterly Greta Garbo.

If you were to ask me to describe the flavor of this, I'm not sure I could do it justice. It's bittersweet, a little bit tart, botanical from the gin, and the absinthe adds a little *I'm So Gosh Darned Fabulous* to the whole thing. It is such an easy sipper and a rather potent potable, so if you volunteered to bring the green bean casserole and have to get up early to make it, I suggest not consuming more than...three?

Now get thee to the liquor store. You may need to hit up one of the big ones to ensure they have all the weird liquors you'll inevitably be asking an employee where to find. Splurge on some Luxardo cherries. Put on some creepy sounds or ragtime jazz and buck up, you're about to have a good night.

Lots of love and don't do anything I wouldn't do,

From this homebody to you,


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