The Last Word Cocktail

People like to interpret those who like to have the last word as overbearing/control freak type people. As someone who enjoys having the last word, let me tell you that that’s not necessarily true.  As a Leo, I think it’s important to say & do things that have IMPACT. The last word is an opportunity to leave a mark. My hope is always to leave a good/lasting impression. You know, like that time I told my new yoga instructor he’d make a great birthing coach. I’m pretty sure he’ll never forget me

I suspect this cocktail is called The Last Word because it lingers after you’re done. It leaves an aftertaste of herbs, licorice, citrus, cherries and juniper. It makes an impact! It’s a bold drink that will both charm and seal the deal. Consider it the microphone drop of the cocktail world.

And we’re off!

Let’s gather our ingredients, shall we?

Three power houses:

Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur —cherries! honey! oh boy!

Green Chartreuse— it’s HERBAL.

Hendrick’s Gin—- adds a cucumber, rose, juniper flavor profile.

Pour your fresh squeeze lime in the cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Add the booze!

Put the lid on and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE.

Pour it into your martini glass.

Now it’s time to make a lime garnish! I use a zester similar to this one.  That’s how you get a twist of lime!

Take a sip. SAY SOMETHING…

THE LAST WORD (literally).

The Last Word Cocktail

makes 1 drink

  • ¾ oz. Hendrick’s gin
  • ¾ oz. green Chartreuse
  • ¾ oz. maraschino liqueur, like Luxardo
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • twist of lime for garnish
Vigorously shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a martini glass or a coupe and garnish with lime twist.
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30 Comments

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  • March 13, 2013

    Damn right, as a Virgo, it is totally out of character for me to want the last word, but heck I do it anyway! And on that note, I will take on cocktail please!

  • March 13, 2013

    There is a bar in my town (Ann Arbor) called the Last Word — apparently it originated at the Detroit Athletic Club — and they have the absolute best cocktails known to man. I have a new-found love for Hendrick’s gin after trying their cocktail, the Osborne: muddled pineapple and a slice of jalapeno, gin, lime juice, ss, and topped with ginger beer — It’s like the last word’s cousin.

    Is it 5:00 yet?

  • Gin is awesome, and this looks exciting! Chartreuse is on my “to buy” list along with a bigger alcohol cabinet…

  • March 13, 2013

    The last word is my hands down my most favorite cocktail – maybe because it’s one of the easiest to make? And it’s freakin’ delicious. I introduced all my neighbours to it over the holidays when we had a neighbourhood open house & they still talk about the cocktail I served them. Yay!!

  • March 13, 2013

    Oh, I like the lime garnish! Lime has got to be one of my favorite flavours for a cocktail. Neat idea.

  • March 13, 2013

    I’m a libra! A libra that will be making this in a jiffy! I’ve never heard of it before, but oh lord it looks amazing!!

  • Love a last word! My boyfriend loves a bitter last word which has like the most ridiculous amount of bitters in it. Pretty tasty!

  • I’m supposed to be on the cusp. What is this cusp business, Tracy? I’m September 23rd. Surely that makes me a virgo, truly. No? I don’t know. I do like a last word, however. & this looks mighty tasty. Thanks!
    Heidi xo

    • Tracy
      March 13, 2013

      That makes you a Libra!

    • March 14, 2013

      Heidi! Same problem all my life! I’m September 23rd too and hate this cusp business. I consider myself a Libra but if the Virgo’s outlook is better I go with that.. POSITIVE THINKING ;)

      Happy same birthday day anyway!

  • March 13, 2013

    Yu-u-um!!! And that’s my last word :)

  • March 13, 2013

    Sam and Megan making this NOW!

    • Tracy
      March 13, 2013

      AHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • You sold me with the microphone drop on the cocktail world. I am having friends over this weekend and am sooooo shaking up things with this guy. Boom!

    • Tracy
      March 13, 2013

      HOORAY!

  • Ally
    March 13, 2013

    Let me just say dat’ cocktail.

  • Beth
    March 14, 2013

    This is going to make it to my fancy lady night drink list!
    Also I’m a cusp baby so I tend to do Leo things but then get the Virgo guilt, whats up with that?!

    • Tracy
      March 14, 2013

      Virgo guilt? Isn’t it LEO guilt??!!

  • delicious and I want more – is my last word :)

  • March 14, 2013

    Tracy, you had me laughing with your words! I love your sense of humor!

    This cocktail looks like it packs a punch. Mmmm….can’t wait to try it (and maybe for once, get the last word….: )

    Danielle

  • March 15, 2013

    Just made this and subbed Peach Schnapps for the Maraschino liqueur since I didn’t have any. Remarkably balanced and delicious! Thanks!

  • March 15, 2013

    I’ll have to try this.

  • March 15, 2013

    wow. I am not inclined to make cocktails – I don’t seem to tolerate alcohol when not dancing at a club – but you make this one sound irresistible! Maybe I’ll make it without the… ah, well, I don’t suppose you can skip the gin?

  • March 15, 2013

    Oh yum! That looks like something I want tonight!

  • Major props to you for using green chartreuse – I have so many memories of this stuff – it is powerful. Have you ever drank it straight up? Let’s just say that the first time I tried it, I was not warned about its potency and took a huge sip. I still remember the burning coughing fit that followed.
    I’m so intrigued by these flavors – must try!

    • Tracy
      March 15, 2013

      Don’t make me run to my bottle…..

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