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The Last Word

The Last Word

The Last Word

  • gin
  • liqueur
  • classic
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 5 min
First created in the Prohibition era, the Last Word's simple recipe of equal parts Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Green Chartreuse, Junipero Gin and fresh lime juice belies the subtlety of this sweet-tart-herbal creation. Two men are credited with this cocktail's fame - its creator, vaudevillian Fred Fogarty, who allegedly first combined the four ingredients at the Detroit Athletic Club in 1921, and Seattle bartender Murray Stetson, who revived the Last Word at the Zig Zag Café in the early 2000s.



  • Champagne coupe
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Shaker

How to Mix

  1. Add ingredients to a shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

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