It’s not uncommon for variations on a drink to be numbered, but the various Corpse Reviver drinks have very little in common aside from being popular in Victorian England as a hangover cure. This version yields a very potent cocktail, the sweet vermouth taking off just enough of the edge to make it sippable for the brave of heart and strong of will.
3 tbsp Brandy
1 1/2 tsp Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 tsp Applejack
Pour the three ingredients into a mixing glass, stir well (about 30 seconds), and then strain into a cocktail glass.