Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Cognac & Other Brandy Cocktails

Corpse Reviver No. 1

This old-timey cognac drink is a classic cocktail for hair-of-the-dog hangover relief. The Corpse Reviver family of cocktails was traditionally consumed as hair-of-the-dog hangover relievers, meant to refresh after a night of heavy drinking. Revivers were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, but faded away after Prohibition. Unlike its brother, the No. 2, the Corpse Reviver No. 1 has a rich mixture of spirits with a strong Cognac base.


  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1 ounce Calvados
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and add ice.

  2. Stir until chilled and strain into a cocktail glass.