Across from the iconic Fox Theater sits the beautifully brooding Oakland Floral Depot Building. Built in 1931, it’s now an East Bay landmark; a living testament to the captivating power of art deco design. Nestled inside, a restaurant and bar that lives and breathes history, serving up delicious, old-timey tastes made modern. Its name? Flora.

It’s been a neighborhood mainstay for a decade, and since they’re renowned for concocting deadly good dishes and cocktail combinations to evoke a bygone era, it’s only right we shine a spotlight on a drink that’s been on their menu since Day One: the Corpse Reviver #2. Sweet, sour and strong, it’s the perfect metaphor for a city that’s seen it all — and keeps coming back for more. Take one sip and you’ll know it’s a tradition worth reviving.

Corpse Reviver #2
3/4 Beefeater gin
3/4 lemon juice
3/4 Cointreau
3/4 Tempus Fugit Kina L’Aero D’or
4 dashes St. George Absinthe Verte

Shake it. Strain it. Throw it in a coupe. Garnish with a beautiful swath of lemon peel.

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Every city has a neighborhood bar. And inside that bar is a bartender who knows their stuff. They craft their drinks with care, precision and sometimes flair. And whether they create something original or give a new take on a classic, the neighborhood knows. This series will highlight bartenders creating drinks representing their neighborhoods. We’ll also give the recipes and directions. See how you do. Cheers!

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