Last Word

The Last Word, born as prohibition hit the U.S. This cocktail originated at the Detroit Athletic Club, sometime around 1920, where it was created by Vaudeville artist, Frank Fogarty. As the U.S. began speaking easy, this cocktail seemingly went into the shadows. It wasn’t until 30 years later that this concoction was heard from again. In 1951, the Last Word reemerged in Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up (1951).

This is one of the Barrister’s favorite cocktails, not only for the name, but the drink itself is refreshing yet contains enough substance to stand up to a crisp evening. Cheers!

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Last Word
3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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