Last word

Last word is a classic cocktail made with equal parts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and fresh lime juice. It has a complex, herbal flavor with a balanced sweetness and acidity.

Last word recipe

  • 22.5ml gin
  • 22.5ml lime juice
  • 22.5ml green Chartreuse
  • 22.5ml maraschino liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Directions for how to make the Last word

  1. Gather all the necessary ingredients for the Last Word.
  2. Fill a shaker halfway with ice.
  3. Pour the gin, lime juice, green Chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur into the shaker.
  4. Secure the shaker with the lid and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  5. Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish the Last Word with a lime wheel or a maraschino cherry, if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for how to make the perfect Last word

  • Use quality ingredients: The Last Word cocktail only contains four ingredients, so it’s crucial to use high-quality ones to ensure the best taste. Use premium gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and green Chartreuse.

  • Measure ingredients precisely: The perfect Last Word cocktail requires precise measurements. Use a jigger or measuring cup to measure each ingredient correctly.

  • Shake well: To get the perfect frothy and chilled Last Word cocktail, you need to shake the ingredients vigorously. Shake all the ingredients with ice for 10-15 seconds until the shaker is frosty on the outside.

  • Double strain: Use a fine-mesh strainer to pour the cocktail into a chilled glass. Double straining eliminates any ice chips or pulp, leaving a silky smooth drink.

  • Garnish with a lime twist: Finish off the cocktail by expressing a lime twist over the drink. This adds an extra layer of citrus aroma and a pop of color.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Last word

An alcohol-free alternative to the drink Last Word could be a concoction called the “Final Thought.” It’s made by mixing equal parts of freshly squeezed lime juice, maraschino cherry syrup, and green Chartreuse with a splash of sparkling water. Pour the mixture over ice, and garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint. The drink will have a tart, sweet, and slightly herbal flavor, similar to the original cocktail, but without the alcohol content. It’s a refreshing and satisfying drink that can be enjoyed without worrying about the next morning’s hangover.

Last word fun facts

  1. The Last Word was originally created in 1915 at the Detroit Athletic Club.
  2. The cocktail gained popularity during the Prohibition era specifically at the Detroit Athletic Club.
  3. The Last Word is a green-hued drink that features equal parts gin, green Chartreuse liqueur, maraschino liqueur and lime juice.
  4. The recipe for the Last Word was long lost, but it was rediscovered and gained a following in the early 2000s.
  5. The Last Word cocktail is commonly featured on the menu at classic and modern cocktail bars alike.