My cute, sexy husband had a business dinner and I was in need of an evening out, the babysitter was booked, outfit planned, the only problem is I was feeling less than stellar, fighting some kind of bug (called stress tying you in knots). But since canceling a babysitter is one of my LEAST favorite things to do and the planned outfit makes me smile, I gave my cheeks a good pinch trying for any kind of color other than green-ish, and off we went.
My husband is good at planning these dinners, somehow he picks a place that will fit everyone’s mood perfectly and this night was no exception. We got to the restaurant early and saddled up to the bar – I was planning on something “special” like sparkling water with lime when my husband takes matters into his own hands. He catches the bartender and asks, “what would you serve to my beautiful wife who feels like s%#*?” Apparently no other information was needed because the next thing I see is a dainty cocktail glass being set aflame, then sparks flying with the twist of a zest – orange maybe? And then there is pouring and shaking and pouring and TA-DAHHH, meet Corpse Reviver II.
I know next to nothing about cocktails except that they are having a “moment” but now I feel like I’ve been shown the magic behind the curtain of artist bartenders and their drink specialties. Corpse Revivers were invented as a type of “hair of the dog” hangover remedy and there are loads of them but this one did the trick, I enjoyed our evening immensely. Here’s what a little internet research (wiki) provided on the Corpse Reviver II for those of you who are cocktail inclined.
“The Corpse Reviver #2 is the more popular of the corpse revivers, and consists of equal parts gin, lemon juice, triple sec (commonly Cointreau), Lillet Blanc, and a dash ofabsinthe. The dash of absinthe can either be added to the mix before shaking, or added to the cocktail glass and moved around until the glass has been coated with a layer of absinthe. It can also be used to coat the edge of the glass to give a subtle absinthe aroma and flavor to the drink”
Thank you Jeremy for your magic making behind the bar, you and your skills put some much needed pep in this tired mom’s night out.