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Signature drink: 2KW’s Alaska

Say hello to a zesty relative of the Martini.
Ben Hansen

The Alaska appears on Adelaide rooftop bar 2KW’s Forgotten Classics list for a few reasons. It’s a drink often overshadowed by its more famous cousin, the Martini, says bar manager Shaun Pattinson, but makes a smart apéritif, and packs a serious gin wallop.

Stir 60ml gin (Shaun Pattinson recommends Tanqueray), 15ml yellow Chartreuse and three dashes of Angostura bitters over ice.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a twist of orange rind, rubbing it around the rim for an extra citrus hit with the first sip.

Serve cold and crisp.

2KW, Level 8, 2 King William St, Adelaide, SA, (08) 8212 5511

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