The name of this new Danish cocktail might lead you to believe it is a riff on a Corpse Reviver - it's not really - more like the child of a Mai Tai and a Corpse Reviver.
It's that rare bird: A gin based Tiki cocktail.
That is probably what attracted me to it when I came across the recipe in a new book on Danish gin.
The book - Danske gin og ginmagere (Danish gins and gin makers - full review in Danish here) - is written by Christian Wendelbo who happens to be the son of a dear colleague.
Not only does the book cover a great number of new Danish gins and a few of the established ones like Geranium and Jensen, it also offers more than 30 cocktails developed to suit each individual gin.
On top of that there is a nice introduction to both gin history and the science of distilling. And then a good starting point for anyone wanting to get started shaking cocktails at home. Even the Gin and Tonic drinker get's nice pointers about which gin goes with which tonic.
So a very interesting book that quickly left me thirsty for a drink.
When I came across The Potential Reviver I knew I had found the one to try first. I did not have the gin this cocktail was developed for - Marstal no 31 - but I substituted an orange forward gin instead:
- 4 cl gin - I used Copenhagen Orange Gin
- 1 cl aquavit - I used D Argentum
- 1 cl orange liqueur - I used Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
- 1 cl banana liqueur - I used Giffard Banane du Bresil
- 1 cl orgeat - I used Giffard
- 2 cl lemon juice
- 2 dashed orange bitters - I used Angostura Orange
Add everything to a shaker, fill the shaker with ice, shake and then double strain into a Tiki or old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange.