The Last Word has become a bit of a legendary cocktail for the craft cocktail movement. Simple enough to make and simple 1:1:1:1 recipe proportions, half of its ingredients are unusual to the point that only a craft cocktail bar would be likely to have both of them (Maraschino and Chartreuse).
This cocktail has some great balance, with herbal flavors mixing with sweetness and citrus in a way that you rarely taste. Try one out yourself (if you have the 4 ingredients)!
- in a shaker, combine:
- 1/2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz green Chartreuse
- 1/2 oz Maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- shake with ice and strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass.