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Cocktails by Consensus: the Alaska Cocktail

Two at the MostSerious EatsCocktail EnthusiastSavoy StompBitters, by Brad Thomas Parsons Gin2 oz.1.5 oz.1.5 oz.2/3 part1.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse1/4 oz.1/2 oz.1/2 oz.1/6 part.75 oz. Orange Bitters2 dashes1 dash (optional)1 dash1 dash Dry Sherry1/6 part InstructionsStir w ice and strain.Stir w ice and strain.Stir w ice and strain.Stir w ice and strain. GarnishOrange Twist

Another one of these cocktails which date back to the famous Savoy Cocktail Book. Predictably, we don’t have much of a background to explain the where or why. But this subtle variation on the martini (replace Vermouth with Yellow Chartreuse) is a surprising no-show on the cocktail revival scene. While classics such as the Aviation, the Negroni or even the Aresnic and Old Lace adorn the menu of many a cocktail bar worth their salt, this simple drink remains obscured by time.

The Ratios Every ratio from 8 parts gin to 1 part Chartreuse to 2:1  is suggested as a possible ratio for this drink (very reminiscent of the Martini, no?). One notable variation suggests the addition of dry Sherry, but I’m on the fence about even including it as part of the official consensus exercise.

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Cocktails by Consensus, The Last Word

With a cocktail name like “The Last Word” you might expect some sort of consensus. Something along the lines of a proverbial foot being put down.

“Here is my recipe,” a large sounding but disembodied voice said, “this is the last word.”

  Cocktail Chronicles Cocktail Enthusiasts DrinkUP NY Juniper Inspiration Gin 3/4 oz. 3/4 oz. 1/2 oz. 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice 3/4 oz. 3/4 oz. 1/2 oz. 1 oz. Chartreuse 3/4 oz. (green) 3/4 oz. (green) 1/2 oz. (green) 1 oz. Maraschino 3/4 oz. 3/4 oz. 1/2 oz. 1 oz.

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The first word on this delightful prohibition era cocktail goes back to the Detroit Athletic Club. Cocktail historians might have thought that the cocktail had its “last word” as it fell out of favor and was merely a historical footnote until a Seattle area bartender brought it back in the late 2000’s.

The cocktail is shaken with ice, and then served straight up.

The chartreuse is mentioned very specifically as green chartreuse in three of the recipes. So don’t wimp out and go yellow on this one.

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