Alaskan Cocktail

The Alaskan Cocktail is a really easy-to-make drink. It starts with the bracing botanicals of gin and then folds in the herbal complexities of Yellow Chartreuse. A dash of bitters rounds it out into a well-balanced, potent cocktail.

The Alaskan first appeared in 1930 in the Savoy Cocktail Book. It doesn’t get much play these days, which is a shame. Change that by mixing one up for yourself. A London Dry style gin, like Beefeater, works well here as it complements the sweetness of Yellow Chartreuse.

The Alaskan Cocktail

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash orange bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice until cold, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Written by Kevin Gray

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  1. DIY vodka infusions, spring cocktail suggestions, the perfect Bloody Mary and more interesting links | Thats The Spirit · April 15, 2011

    […] include some of the liquid gold in my recently acquired bottle of yellow Chartreuse, I came across a recipe for the Alaskan Cocktail at the Cocktail Enthusiast blog. I'm gonna give this simple but tasty sounding drink a go during my […]

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