May 25, 2018
Hidden Cocktails: The Alaska
With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few fall through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we're focusing on The Alaska.
This simple 3 ingredient cocktail is colorful and fun. It was exceptionally popular in the 1910s and has a cult following among cocktail aficionados. Described as mellow, this yellow drink will catch eyes and please crowds.
- 2 ounces of gin*
- 1 ounce yellow Chartreuse
- 2 dashes orange bitters
*If you’re into recreating past versions, Jacques Straub’s 1914 guide, Drinks, suggests using Old Tom Gin.
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
- Shake for 15 seconds
- Strain into a chilled coupe
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