The Alaska Cocktail

by Will on January 30, 2012

This is a drink that always pleases, albeit at the cost of some precious, precious Chartreuse.

1 1/2 oz. gin

1/4 oz. Chartreuse

1 dash orange bitters

Stir on ice, serve straight up

You can use either green or yellow Chartreuse. I generally go with green, which is available at more stores.

Do you know who got the state up north to be called “Alaska” in the first place? It was allegedly General Henry Halleck, the great military author and blunderer. You didn’t see that coming, did you?

I am unable to locate a fascinating story relating when and where this drink was first mixed, and by what manner of people, but no doubt one exists, or could at least be fabricated.


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