101 Best New Cocktails: Red Head by Mathias Alsen, Brooms & Hatchets, First Hotel Grims Grenka, Oslo, Norway

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 9th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Red Head

Mathias Alsen, Brooms & Hatchets, First Hotel Grims Grenka, Oslo, Norway

Red Head Mathias Alsen

“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) James E Pepper 1776 rye whiskyRed Head

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?

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