Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oldie But A Goodie (and it works with the Easter decor)

The Last Word is a drink worthy of its' name.  It covers the gamut -- herbal, dry, sweet, and sour.  It's got it all.  Made of simply equal parts green chartreuse, fresh lime juice, gin, and maraschino liqueur, it's an easy one to put together.  The herb-y flavors from the Chartreuse are balanced by the maraschino and lime, and gin notes rest at the back.

The cocktail was created in the early 1920s in Detroit, where it was first served at the Detroit Athletic Club.  Thank you Detroit.

The Last Word

0.75 fl. oz. Gin
0.75 fl. oz. Green Chartreuse 
0.75 fl. oz. Maraschino Liqueur
0.75 fl. oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Shake until very cold; strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Soooo good, no need for a garnish.

ps. with 3/4 ingredients being booze, this drink is no lightweight, but in my opinion pretty light on the palette and very drinkable.

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