The Martinez, the Gibson, the Vesper\u2014all close associates of the Martini, and they\u2019ve also all experienced warmer welcomes during the classic cocktail revival than the pale gold Alaska. The Alaska cocktail first appeared in print in 1913, calling for Old Tom gin, yellow Chartreuse and a dash of orange bitters. Fast-forward to 1930, and the bitters had been dropped and Old Tom replaced with dry gin, as the recipe was written in The Savoy Cocktail Book. Close to a century later, herbaceous flavors are back in vogue and the botanical-forward Alaska has followed suit. At Louisville\u2019s Proof on Main, the Alaska is added yearly to the bar\u2019s Repeal Day menu, and they adhere to the Savoy proportions. \u201cWe also add a dash of orange bitters for aroma and roundness, as has become traditional since then,\u201d says beverage manager Jeff Swoboda.