You're alive, that's something. But what can you do?
You're back in the hotel - it must be after closing time, the lights are off and the fire is out.
He's certainly worth checking on - but you can probably imagine what he'd say at a time like this?
Yeah! "There's no problem a cocktail can't solve!"
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Have you looked at every page of the cocktail bible?
Yep - Near Death Experience. The name's pretty on the nose.
Base: Herbal Liqueur Modifier: Cold Ashes Flavor: A Personal Sacrifice
Wasn't a fire burning in the hotel earlier?
In the fire pit - very close to the stairs, opposite where you stole the corks.
Have a look outside.
You found Avery again - shame he wasn't put in the body of a weasel.
He's looking a bit run-down; where could the ingredients be?
COCKTHAL doesn't have any of the usual bottles with him - so where would you find herbal liqeur at this time of night?
It received a passing mention not long ago - a favourite of someone you saw briefly in the afterlife.
It's an abstract solution - at the top of the graveyard's hill, a grave can be dug up for herbal liqeur. Boozy Britta's favourite.
What have you carried with you the entire game?
Aw, you're too kind! No, something in your inventory.
Cleo's diary / journal - you need to damage it somehow.
The barrel of ink that Avery was standing atop will let you dunk it inside, making the pages unreadable, by pressing TAB.
If it's not working -
be sure to equip the journal by opening your inventory and left-clicking it.
Base: Hunting Accident - Herbal Liqueur Modifier: Cold Ashes Flavor: Blackened Logbook
Oh, go to hell!