A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Corpse Reviver Royale

This week in 1927, on the eve of releasing the first “talkie” feature, a tooth infection rendered studio chief Sam Warner forever silent. But don’t let the story get you down: here’s a spin on a classic cocktail that raises the dead:

The Corpse Reviver Royale

As exhumed and reanimated by Maxwell Britten, bartender at Freeman’s Restaurant in NYC… where “The Jazz Singer” is set and where the movie debuted:

Then, in a chilled coupe glass, add:

  • 3/4 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • dash absinthe

Stir. Top off with champagne. Silently toast your companions. Drink and speak stirring words. Call your dentist and schedule a checkup.