Recently we hosted a board-game-dinner. As we we had chosen a game with a long playing-time (more than two hours) we wanted to start as soon as our guests arrived. Hence we decided to make one of the recipes in Sarah Baird's beautiful book Flask.
In the book the North to Alaska drink is suggested as a New Year's Eve cocktail. However we can assure it also works perfectly for gaming nights. Offering your guests a bubbly cocktail immediately sets the mood, and of course the rest of the evening went on in a very smooth and fun fashion.
So who won the game? One of our guests did, he must have been so strengthened by this good cocktail!!
By the way, does anybody recognize what board game we played? The correct answer can be found here
North to Alaska
Recipe from the book “Flask” by Sarah Baird
1,75 oz gin
1 oz yellow Chartreuse
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
dry sparkling wine
Stir all ingredients without ice. Put in a bottle (or flask) and keep in a fridge until your guests arrive. Then fill 1/3 of a flute glass with the pre-made drink and top up with sparkling wine.