101 Best New Cocktails: Red Head by Mathias Alsen, Brooms & Hatchets, First Hotel Grims Grenka, Oslo, Norway
Mathias Alsen, Brooms & Hatchets, First Hotel Grims Grenka, Oslo, Norway
“This was originally supposed to be a twist on the Red hook cocktail from Enzo Enrico, Milk & Honey NY. A little bit over a year ago me and my red headed girlfriend tried a red hook for the first time and we loved it, so eventually one day she asked me to make a version of that drink but with some more punch to it, so the red head started to take it’s form. The cocktail has since developed in to what it is today and is one of her all-time favorite cocktails, mine too ;),” Mathias Alsen
2o ml (.66 oz) cognac
15 ml (.5 0z) Mancino Rosso vermouth
10 ml (.33 oz) Campari
10 ml (.33 oz) Luxardo Maraschino
10 ml (.33 oz) Averna Amaro
5 ml (.17 oz or 1 teaspoon) Green Chartreuse
1 lemon twist, as garnish
Stir over ice and strain in to a chilled coupette. Release the oils from the lemon twist onto the drink, and float or discard the twist—your choice.
gaz sez: This drink’s all over the bloody place. You never know what’s gonna hit you next. For me, though, it’s that tiny amount of green chartreuse that ties it all together—pretty amazing, huh?