Last Word

September 18, 2014
Photo by Mark Weinberg
Author Notes

Originally created at the Detroit athletic club in the 1920s, a Last Word, equal parts gin, lime, maraschino liqueur, and chartreuse, is perfectly suited for rotgut bathtub gin, which is almost certainly what was used in the original cocktail. Bold, spicy, vegetal and tart, the Last Word has become a favorite amongst cocktail enthusiasts and is appropriately named for both its relatively high alcohol content and the intensity of its flavor. This cocktail is a closer. —Erik Lombardo

  • Serves 1
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur (we like Luxardo)
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
In This Recipe
  1. Put all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a coupe and serve.

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