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A Corpse in Seville

A Corpse in Seville 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

May 22, 2013

This frothy version of the absinthe-and-gin-based cocktail Corpse Reviver No. 2 gets a Spanish inflection -- and a dash of bittersweet -- from the addition of orange marmalade. We used Kubler absinthe, which is more herbal and less sweet than some available absinthes. It's a great cocktail for brunch or a lazy afternoon.

Cocchi Americano, an Italian aperitivo, is available at Schneider's of Capitol Hill, Ace Beverage in Northwest Washington and Society Fair in Alexandria.

Servings: 1
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce Cocchi Americano (see headnote)
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • 1/2 ounce Seville orange marmalade (may substitute bitter orange marmalade)
  • 3/4 ounce egg white (1 medium egg white)
  • Ice

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Combine the lemon juice, gin, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, absinthe, marmalade and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then fill halfway with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

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Adapted from "The Savoy Cocktail Book," by Harry Craddock (Constable & Co., 1930).

Tested by Carrie Allan and Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 240

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 50mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 21g

Protein: 3g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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