The Last Word

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Recently we bought a bottle of Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur distilled by Carthusian Monks of France that contains 130 herbs plants and flowers.  I had been seeing a number of amazing looking and sounding cocktails on various sites that all used Chartreuse, so being intrigued I set out to find a drink that would be appropriate to use this very unique liqueur. One recipe that kept popping up was a cocktail named The Last Word. Invented in the Detroit Athletic Club during Prohibition, the cocktail is a classic drink that has regained popularity with the resurgence of speakeasy bars.

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The recipe combines equal parts the bright crispness of gin, the herbaceous bite of the Chartreuse,  sweet maraschino liqueur, and the citrus burst from a lime.  This cocktail starts out fragrantly herbaceous and slightly sour, but finishes with a bright sweetness that is quite refreshing.

The Last Word

The Last Word

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz lime juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour the gin, Chartreuse, cherry liqueur and lime juice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon or lime twist.
http://www.gastronomblog.com/2014/04/30/the-last-word/

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31 thoughts on “The Last Word

  1. This is one of my FAVORITE drinks (and I don’t drink gin!) As a warning to those who are considering making this delicious libation—it catches up to you quickly and makes you act a fool. The key is moderation. 😉

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