We know, we know: we’ve been awfully quiet lately. Chalk it up to encroaching deadlines. We submitted our rough draft for the French Quarter Drinking Companion in November, and ever since, we’ve been busy making edits, perfecting pics, and generally getting it ready for the presses. We’ll update you as soon as we have more details about the publication date and the parties we’ll host to celebrate.
In the meantime, we invite you to answer this question:
Q: What’s better than Rachel Maddow’s insightful take on the news?
A: Rachel Maddow making a seriously schnockering cocktail.
At the end of Friday’s broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, our fave newshound did something she hasn’t done in a while: she made a drink. And it wasn’t just any drink, but a Corpse Reviver — specifically, the Corpse Reviver #2.
Corpse Revivers were initially hangover remedies — a little like the bloody marys we drink today, but oh, so much stronger.
The basic Corpse Reviver is made with cognac and brandy and a little vermouth. It’s stout, but simple. You could probably get a bartender at Applebee’s to make it, in a pinch.
The Corpse Reviver #2, though? That’s a work of art involving Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and two drops — no more! — of absinthe. Watch Rachel make one on national television, and should you decide to follow her lead, sip slowly.