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Brika’s Spyros Reviver #2

A Hellenic twist on a hair-of-the-dog classic.

Perth's newest (and only) Hellenic small bar, Brika, specialises not only in mezze-style feasting but also smart Grecian cocktails. Take this riff on the Corpse Reviver #2: it's the same refreshing base of Cointreau, Lillet and lemon juice as the classic, only the gin and absinthe rinse get switched out for Metaxa and ouzo. "The name is an ode to the founder of the Greek brandy, Spyros Metaxa," says bartender Ian Loh. "These were a popular remedy against Perth's summer heat, but they're a great pick-me-up any time of year. One of these and you'll be back to yourself in no time." Brika, 3/177 Stirling St, Perth, WA, (08) 9328 6665.

Pour 20ml Metaxa 5 Star brandy, 20ml Lillet Blanc, 20ml Cointreau and 20ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a shaker half-filled with ice. Add more ice, shake hard and fast, and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass that's been rinsed with ouzo (the Brika team favours the Plomari brand here). Garnish with a lemon twist and serve while it's frosty.

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