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Alaska Cocktail Recipe

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Alaska Cocktail Recipe - NYT Cooking

The big question when preparing an Alaska cocktail is the choice of gin. Though most bars make it with London Dry gin, the earliest known recipe for the drink calls for Old Tom gin, a sweeter form of the spirit that was common in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is the recipe found in “Drinks,” a 1913 book by the bartender Jacques Straub, and favored by Jim Kearns, an owner of Slowly Shirley, a cocktail bar in Greenwich Village. “The orange bitters adds a nice, dry, citric note to the end, keeping the cocktail from becoming too sweet,” Mr. Kearns said. While Straub’s instructions do not call for a lemon twist, Mr. Kearns added it anyway, because it “complements the orange bitters so nicely.

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Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients:

2 1/4 ounces Old Tom gin, preferably Hayman’s
3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
1 dash orange bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish

Steps:

  • In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, Chartreuse and bitters, and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the lemon twist over the drink’s surface and drop it into the glass.

Nutrition Facts:

@context http//schema.org, Calories 234, UnsaturatedFatContent 0 grams, CarbohydrateContent 7 grams, FatContent 0 grams, ProteinContent 0 grams, SaturatedFatContent 0 grams, SodiumContent 3 milligrams, SugarContent 7 grams

Alaska (Straub's 1914 Recipe)

Made with an Old Tom gin with amplified botanicals and minimal sugar (some are way too sweet) this is a spiritous and, if you hit the right dilution, tasty and complex cocktail.

Total time: 03 minutes0S

Prep time: 03 minutes0S

Yield: 1

Ingredients:

45 ml Gin – Old Tom gin
22.5 ml Chartreuse Yellow
1 Orange bitters
10 ml Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)

Steps:

  • STIR all the ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 174 calories

Alaska (Savoy Recipe) - Cocktails & mixed drinks

In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury says of the Alaska, “This is also sometimes called the Oriental. It can be greatly improved by using less Chartreuse and adding 1 or 2 parts dry sherry. This is the Nome.”

Total time: 03 minutes0S

Prep time: 03 minutes0S

Yield: 1

Ingredients:

45 ml Gin
15 ml Chartreuse Yellow
10 ml Chilled water

Steps:

  • STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 152 calories

 

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