First of all, The Last Word has to be one of my absolute favorite cocktails. The ingredients that are combined here make for a very solid (and well-balanced) cocktail. Not only is the flavor outstanding, but the actual process of mixing the drink is easy due to equal measures of all four ingredients. The key ingredient here that provides the most flavor is (green) Chartreuse. If you have never experienced the taste of Chartreuse, I highly encourage you to seek some out. It combines nearly 130 different herbs and spices for an incredible sensation in the mouth. Although it can be rather expensive, it’ll stay in your liquor cabinet for a surprisingly long time. At the end of the day, it’ll be money well spent when you realize that The Last Word is one of those cocktails that makes the others seem uninspired.
1 oz. Green Chartreuse
1 oz. Maraschino
1 oz. Lime Juice
1. Add all ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously for about 20-seconds.
3. Strain into cocktail glass.
Music: Bill Evans "Very Early"