Call of the Wild

My Jack London-named mashup of a Frisco and an Alaska -- a tribute to two waves of American gold rushes. Created at Our Fathers in Allston, MA.
1 14 oz Rye
1 14 oz Old Tom Gin (I also have made this with London Dry Gin.)
12 oz Bénédictine
12 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 ds Orange bitters
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish.)
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist. In later iterations, I have garnished with the twist, so either option is fine.
Lemon, pine, honey, malt, rye spice, and minty herbal. The spirit duo here was based off a pairing in a house cocktail that worked rather elegantly: Gin Lane Old Tom Gin and Rittenhouse Bonded Rye. Feel free to use London Dry Gin for that's what I used after I left Our Fathers.
At Our Fathers, I did a mashup of two stirred drinks: the Alaska and the Frisco. The Frisco is the lesser known variation of the Frisco Sour that lacks citrus that I traced back to Boothby's 1934 book. What links the recipes together are two factors: first, the structure of spirit balanced by liqueur (the Alaska does have orange bitters while the Frisco does not (with Angostura, the Frisco becomes a Monte Carlo)), and second, both were sites of American gold rushes. For a name, I dubbed this one after a Jack London book, Call of the Wild, set in the more Northern rush.
FRY 2018
From other users
  • Made with High West 2x & Beefeater. Tasting notes are accurate. The gin and whiskey marry well, perhaps surprisingly. Sweet herbs then spice. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Green Chartreuse
  • I used Chemist's Barrel-rested gin thinking this would be a good spot for it, and it really shone in this drink. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Pine. — ☆☆☆
  • Honey, pine, some burn from the rye. Used Old Overholt, Beefeater and Green Chartreuse. — ☆☆☆☆
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Ajvan's picture

Used what I had on hand--Old

Used what I had on hand--Old Overholt, Beefeater and Green Chartreuse--and enjoyed this. Tasting notes are accurate, nice wintry drink.