Our Sommelier was taking certification courses regarding Spirits & Cocktails.
She’d been attempting to get her head around Spirits and trying various things to be able to identify them blind.
I was chatting with her about it, and she said she would like me to make her a Corpse Reviver No 2, as she had just read about the drink.
As we were chatting, I discovered that her courseware suggested that Cocchi Americano be used in the drink.
I was, like, “Really!? The actual Sommelier course material suggests using Cocchi Americano in the Corpse Reviver No 2 instead of Lillet Blanc?”
She said that was so. “What’s the big deal?” little knowing she was talking to the person who started the whole Cocchi Americano vs. Lillet Blanc mess oh so long ago.
Life’s little victories.
Turned out the Corpse Reviver No 2 with Cocchi Americano I made was new favorite drink, she even insisted I teach her to make them. Though perhaps she should have heeded The Savoy Cocktail Book’s warning, “Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.”