Zombies in Manhattan. Drink by Anthony Settipani.

Colorado Made: Zombies In Manhattan, a new spin on a prohibition favorite

Using a mix of Colorado made spirits, we revive the Corpse Reviver.

Looking for the perfect Halloween cocktail to impress your friends? Try this spin on an old Prohibition classic: the Corpse Reviver. First popularized in the 1930’s, the drink faded away from popular memory until it was reintroduced by cocktail historian Ted Haigh. This Halloween, we dug up our own version, using local Colorado spirits.


  • 1 oz Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey
  • 1 oz Leopold Bros. Blackberry Whiskey
  • ½ oz Fernet Branca
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Ice


  • Keep your ingredients chilled until ready for use.
  • Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes.
  • Add the whiskeys, followed by the Fernet, and shake over ice.
  • Serve the drink “up” — in a chilled cocktail glass without ice — or as a shot. Add a dash or two of bitters, and enjoy. You’ll be stumbling around like the walking dead in no time.