"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Squid Mixes: Alaska
An Alaska combines Chartreuse, gin and orange bitters with a lemon twist. Some recipes call for yellow, others green. My recipe from The New York Bartender's Guide chose green. The drink's etymology is unknown, as is its connection with USA's 49th state.
This one's good. I think it helped that I used a lighter gin, Fleischmann's, than I did with the Rocky Green Dragon. The orange bitters also brought the much needed citrus notes the other lacked.