Orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
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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."
Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.
ALASKA COCKTAIL.Harry Craddock, 1930
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.
One serving of Alaska (Savoy recipe) contains 152 calories.