Mah Nà Mah Nà

1 oz Gin, Aviation
34 oz Aquavit, Krogstad
12 oz Yellow Chartreuse
12 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish
Notes
I like the Krogstad better than Linie, as the caraway and anise flavors are more pronounced. Both the Krogstad and Aviation are made in Portland by House Spirits.
From other users
  • Made it with Tanq and Tattersal aquavit. Pleasant but not as dimensional as I'd hoped. — ☆☆☆
  • St. George Terroir Gin and Krogstad Aquavit. Next time will try with Brennivin. — ☆☆☆☆
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6 Comments

christina in tacoma's picture

I have a bottle of Ransom Old

I have a bottle of Ransom Old Tom gin, and I'm just not crazy about the flavor it imparts to most of my favorite gin drinks. It works very nicely here, however- better than the suggested Aviation in my opinion. I have a bottle of Strega that I'm trying to finish, and in this particular case it made a fine sub for the yellow Chartreuse. I used Krogstad aquavit, which I prefer to Linie as it is smoother and the spice flavors are more forward.

bza's picture

imho, while it is great in

imho, while it is great in other things, Ransom was made for one drink and one drink alone: the Martinez. Made with Carpano and Boker's, it's one of my all-time favs. I wouldn't put Ransom in many other drinks except those that specifically call for it (similar to Smith and Cross).

christina in tacoma's picture

I'll give that a try. The

I'll give that a try. The Martinez is one of my favorite drinks, and I've tried making it with a few gins (Genever being my favorite actually)- I never thought to try the Ransom, which is silly since it is an Old Tom Gin and all...

alright but lacks something..

alright but lacks something.. a herb muddle perhaps? an added sweetener? the chartreuse doesn't manage to lift the mixture above the preponderance of sour and herbal.