The Last Word Recipe

The Last Word
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The Last Word is a recent obsession of many cocktail enthusiasts. Originally served in the Detroit Athletic Club during the early 1920s, the drink has experienced a modern renaissance after being rediscovered by Murray Stenson of the famed Seattle Zig Zag Cafe. The cocktail is delightfully piquant and aromatic, sweet enough for the newcomer yet sharp enough to appeal to any cocktail purist.


3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Preparation: How to make The Last Word

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
The Last Word