2 oz Gin, St. George Terroir
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
1 ds Absinthe, St. George
1 twst Lemon peel (expressed and discarded)

Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a lemon peel over the top and discard the peel.


Works well with an 'assertive' gin.


"The Northern Lights is a slight variation of the Alaska cocktail inspired by the bold Douglas fir character of Terroir gin, which draws the imagination to the deep forests of the north. A touch of absinthe enhances the floral sweetness of the chartreuse, which vibrantly contrasts with the savory pine. Knock back a few of these and you'll swear you can see the Aurora Borealis."

Cocktail summary
Created by
Christian Clark, Tosca Café, San Francisco
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  • Mint was drawn out by this combo. Going light on the absinthe dash allows the other flavors room.
  • strong but tasty; good as a strong, complex martini variant
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