Articles Tagged: Martini variations


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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