Nice and boozy, this classic cocktail makes the most of the flavors of Chartreuse and Luxardo! Cheers!
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. Because it is a classic cocktail, we coudn’t wait to make one!
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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. We also like the Chartreuse in one of our other cocktails, the Champs Elysees, cheers!
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Other Chartreuse Cocktails
The Last Word – Pinch and Swirl
Chartreuse Swizzle – Imbibe
Verdant Lady – The Bojon Gourmet
The Monk’s Muse – The Gastronom
Gin, Chartreuse and Cucumber Cocktail – Honest Cooking
Other Gin Cocktails
Lemon Verbena Gimlet – Grey is the New Black
Basil Ginger Gimlet – Food Above Gold
Basil Lemon Collins – Platings and Pairings
Gin & Snap Pea Cocktail – The Gastronom
Sparkling Cucumber Mint Gin – The Little Epicurean
- 3/4 oz Gin
- 3/4 oz Chartreuse
- 3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 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.
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