Too Much of a Good Thing

Cocktails are a good thing, but, actually, they contains poison :) One of great problem of imbibing is an abuse of alcohol.

Classic cocktails for case of abuse of alcohol are “corpse rivivers” and “pick-me-ups”. I try something thereof. First recipe of Corpse Revivver #1 Cocktail was found in Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg. The author of this recipe is famous John Johnson from Savoy`s Amerivcan Bar. The cocktail was invented in 1948 (UPD: That seems to be incorrect, the recipe was created by Joe Gilmore in 1954).

The Corpse Reviver Cocktail of John Johnson (Коктейль Реаниматор Джона Джонсона)

Corpse Reviver #1 (a)

30 ml brandy
30 ml Fernet-Branca
30 ml creme de menthe white
Shake. Cocktail glass.

It is wonderfull cocktail! Real remedy.

Another recipe of Corpse Reviver #1 was found on Cocktail DB. The author of this corpse reviver is Frank Meier, barman of parisian Ritz Hotel. The cocktail was invented in 1920s.

The Corpse Reviver Cocktail of Frank Meier (Коктейль Реаниматор Франка Майера)

Corpse Reviver #1(b)

30 ml brandy
20 ml apple brandy
20 ml sweet vermouth
Stri well with ice. Cocktail glass.

This cocktail has very strong taste. It is not my choice.

The name of Pick-Me-Up Cocktail enamour me. This recipe was found in Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg.

The Pick-Me-Up Cocktail (Коктейль Подбодри меня!)

Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

30 ml cognac
30 ml dry vermouth
30 ml pastis
Stir well with ice. Cocktail glass.

I shake this cocktail and use Ricard as pastis. The result is great! The Pick-Me-Up Cocktail is admirable cocktail. Another great remedy for crapulent.

Rusty Nail

This cocktail is great chance of mixing with Drambuie liqueur – legendary strong and sweet whisky-based liqueur with honey and herbs. Pure classic!

The Rusty Nail Cocktail (Коктейль Ржавый Гвоздь)

Rusty Nail

35 ml scotch (Famous Grouse 12 y.o.)
20 ml Drambuie
Build. Old-faschioned glass with ice.

Sweet and strong digestive. Admirable cocktail.

Russische Nacht

This cocktail with german name and interesting composition was found on one of my new cocktails book – Falken mixbuch: 1444 Rezepte mit und ohne Alkohol by Peter Bohrmann.

The blue cocktail garnished with red maraschini cherry (Прелестный голубой коктейль украшенный красной мараскиновой вишней)

Russische Nacht (Russian Night)

60 ml vodka
15 ml curacao blue
1 dash Pernod
Shake with a lot of ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The Russische Nacht Cocktail has flickering deep blue color and looks great :) The taste is very interesting smooth orange-anise taste with bitter-sweet aftertaste. I think it is admirable cocktail.