Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: The As-Of-Yet Unnamed Miskatonic University Arctic Expedition Martini


2 1/4* oz St. George Dry Rye Gin
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes Hella Bitters Orange
rinse Lucid Absinthe 

Stir first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into a very chilled, Absinthe washed Cocktail Glass. Garnish with a glob of Shuggoth and run screaming into the snowy wilderness. 

A post on a very friendly drinking forum had me wanting a Gin and Tonic today after a friend was disappointingly served one instead of a much more dynamic Mule drink of some kind. This, however, triggered me into wanting a Gin and Tonic but it seemed that my Tonic went flat. A Martini was suggested and this came of it...

I was poking through some saved posts and have been wanting to make The Alaska for a while. It seems to also be synonymous to The Emerald Martini even though recipes always seem to call for Yellow Chartreuse over Green. I had Green on hand and decided to give it a go, adding an absinthe wash using Lucid (as I have some Lucid now in a small, bitters dash bottle it's been a go-to for small measures) to drag it gnashing and screaming into my abysmal list of Mythos Absinthe Cocktails.

Since it was originally named The Alaska I figured I'd keep it cold and flip it to the other side of the globe, to where the frozen Elder Things lay amid the Shoggoths and Giant Penguins. The original working title was the rather lame Mountains of Madness Martini. Miskatonic University Arctic Expedition Martini is even more tedious. So far I'm liking Starkweather-Moore Martini but that's from the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game which I have yet to play...

I don't know. I'm up for suggestions. This is more of a truer Martini than the R'lyeh Rum Martini as this is actually made with Gin so I want to keep it named AS a Martini. I have no resources to start a contest to name this, but maybe, if you're local, I can make you a drink at sunset sometime.

* I do apologize for the shitty 2 1/4 oz measurement. I actually made this with 3 oz. Gin to 1 oz. Chartreuse and 3 dashes of bitters but I have an old rule from Mixology school pinned into my brain that served mixed drinks can only contain up to 3 oz. liquor in most states. I don't even know how true that is anymore but to keep the disputable ratio of the original Alaska Cocktail of 3:1, I cut it back a bit to appease... something.