The Last Word

10/23/2016 , 2m, 47s

The Last Word is a pre-Prohibition cocktail first served at the Detroit Athletic Club in the early 1900s. Check out the history of this classic linked below.

The recipes I found seem to call for London dry gin, but I tried it with Hayman's Old Tom and really liked it a lot. Try it both ways to see which you prefer.

  • 3/4 ounce gin (London dry or Old Tom)
  • 3/4 ounce green chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all the components in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel, if you want to.

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