1 oz Gin, Aviation
3⁄4 oz Aquavit, Krogstad
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish


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.

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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 commented on 5/16/2012:

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).

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