The first appearance of the Last Word cocktail was in Ted Saucier’s 1951 cocktail book Bottom’s Up!. However, this gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally served 30 years earlier at the Detroit Athletic Club. It eventually fizzled out of the cocktail world until it regained popularity when it was rediscovered by a bartender named Murray Stenson in 2004 out of Seattle.
- 1 oz Gin
- 1 oz Green Chartreuse
- 1 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- Garnish: Maraschino Cherry
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a cherry as an option. Enjoy!