The recipe comes from Phil Ward, one New York’s great bartenders, who decided to smooth out the sharp edges of a Last Word but hold on to its mystery. As a favor to you, his last name is nearly indistinguishable from “word,” so when you order this drink incorrectly in a bustling bar (I’ll have a Final Word please), your date will never know. —Food52
Bulleit rye whiskey
fresh lemon juice
In This Recipe
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake for 5 to 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.