With the taste of the flavours of Christmas can come, for many of us, the unwanted after effect of the hangover. These two drinks don’t actually cure the hangover, but they can make your feelings change from one of imminent demise to at least agreed mutual tolerance with your brain’s response to the night before. The ease of the Corpse Reviver is that you don’t have to worry about measurements.
Corpse Reviver: Created in 1926 at the Ritz, Paris.
- 1 glass of Pernod
- Juice of a quarter of a lemon
Lemon juice and Pernod go into glass over ice, and pour on the Champagne. Stir slowly.
If you want to follow the Savoy version then pour the following into a mixing glass, stir and strain into a cocktail glass:
- 30ml of Brandy
- 30ml of Sweet Vermouth
- 30ml of Calvados.
Hair of the Dog: P G Wodehouse’s recipe.
- 60mls scotch
- 30ml of double cream
- 1 large teaspoon of clear honey.
Pour the lot into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously (if you can take the pain) and strain into a cocktail glass.