Corpse Reviver No. 1

"I've long loved this pre-Prohibition classic because of its dark, woody notes of apple and bittersweet wine," says Jackson Cannon. He came up with this version—which substitutes Armagnac for the usual brandy and Calvados for the applejack—to please a guest who wanted a more "top-shelf" drink.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Armagnac
  • 1 ounce Calvados
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the Armagnac, Calvados and vermouth and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cherry.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published October 2011

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