Death at the Savoy

“Adding a splash of sparkling wine is one of the most reliable of cocktail augmentations,” says John deBary. “Here it creates something of a love child between the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 and a Death in the Afternoon” (absinthe and Champagne with a lemon twist). Slideshow: More Great Gin Cocktails 

1 drink


  • 1/4 ounce absinthe

  • Ice

  • 3/4 ounce London dry gin

  • 3/4 ounce triple sec

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 ounce chilled sparkling wine

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Rinse a chilled coupe with the absinthe and pour out the excess. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, triple sec and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass, top with the wine and garnish with the twist.

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