The Written Word (Gin & Chartreuse Cocktail with Cointreau)

December 18, 2018

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Author Notes:

A riff on the classic pre-Prohibition era cocktail, The Last Word, this drink seamlessly blends the citrusy flavors of the Cointreau (which replaces the traditional maraschino liqueur) and lime juice with the herbal notes from the gin and green Chartreuse. Served in a sleek coupe glass, this cocktail makes an easy weeknight sipper or fun special-occasion drink.


Food52 Review: This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes.The Editors

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min


  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce herbal liquor, like green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 Cherry and lime wheel on a pick, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with a cherry and lime wheel on a pick.

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