Alaska (Savoy recipe)

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

UB Nick And Nora 1920

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse liqueur
1/3 fl oz Chilled water
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AKA:

Oriental

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Review:

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."

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book:
"ALASKA COCKTAIL.
¾ Dry Gin.
¼ Yellow Chartreuse.
Shake well and strain into chilled glass.
So far as can be ascertained this delectable potion is NOT the staple diet of the Esquimaux. It was probably first thought of in South Carolina – hence its name.
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Nutrition:

There are approximately 152 calories in one serving of Alaska (Savoy recipe).

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