The Spirit of Adventurous Mixing with Mamont Vodka, Part 4.
The basic premise of my Northern Exposure cocktail is pretty conventional. I got the idea for the name from the popular 90’s TV show which took place in a fictional small town in Alaska. But then I did some research pertaining to the area between Siberia and Russia where the surrounding landscape is completely shut off from the outside world. It’s a surreal place dominated by hoary, lichen-covered rocks and with an elongated period of easterly winds. This vast dark-purple land area in Siberia is where mammoths thrived particularly well.
If you were to let the tide sweep from south to north, as is indicated by the direction of all the surrounding rivers, you would first meet the polar ice cap and then Siberia. And If you could keep going from there, you would not meet land again until the shadowed northern exposures.
But in the end, it’s all about the journey.
By Bryson Ryan
- 1 1/2 oz. Mamont Vodka
- 1 oz. Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rose
- 1/2 oz. Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
- 1 bar spoon Rose Water
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh Karma Orchid.
Meet Bryson Ryan
CHILLED 100 Member, Chicago
Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Bryson is a spirits professional currently mixing at The Signature Lounge at the 96th in Chicago’s Gold Coast district. He made the jump into hospitality after taking Bridget Albert: Southern Wine and Spirits/Academy of Spirits and Fine Service Class. He consequently became obsessed with learning as much as possible about spirits in general.
He spends a lot of time attending seminars on the history of spirits and technique and will travel to any and every cocktail bar just to see how others contribute to the scene. Bryson is proud to work alongside some of the best bartenders in the city of Chicago and to be mentored by the best in the country.