Recipe: Alaska (serves one)

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 dash (= 1/8 tsp) orange bitters
  • lemon peel for garnish

Stir liquid ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into cocktail glass. Rub lemon peel around rim for extra aroma, and drop into glass.

When we had the rye-based Nevadan cocktail at the Velveteen Rabbit, the bartender told us it was inspired by a gin-based recipe from the classic Savoy Cocktail Book: the Alaska. We made the Alaska at home and it immediately became one of our favorite gin drinks. The juniper flavor harmonizes with the herbal yellow Chartreuse, making a crisp and refreshing combination.


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