Alaska Cocktail

alaska cocktail

The Alaska cocktail first appeared in the Savoy Cocktail Book as a combo of gin, yellow Chartreuse and orange bitters. At Le Sel in Nashville, bartender Aaron Elam sprays a mist of sherry over the top of the drink for extra aromatics. Don’t have a mister on hand? A few drops will do the trick.

2 oz. gin
¾ oz. yellow Chartreuse
2 dashes orange bitters
Amontillado sherry
Lemon twist
Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Glass: coupe

Combine the gin, Chartreuse and bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into a chilled coupe and either drop a few dashes of sherry on the top, or put the sherry in an atomizer and spray a fine mist over the top. Twist a lemon peel over the drink and discard.

Aaron Elam, Le Sel, Nashville


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