This concoction is a play on the classic Last Word cocktail, replacing Gin with Mezcal.
Mezcal imparts a “smokier” flavor than Tequila. It can be produced from up to 28 varieties of agave and is typically made in the city of Oaxaca; but, it can be made in a couple of other areas. By contrast, Tequila is made from a single type of agave plant – the agave tequilana (blue agave) – and can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and in small parts of four other states. Enjoy this Última Palabra served up; Salud!
3/4 ounce mezcal
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce Luxardo maraschino
3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
1 slice jalepeno pepper
Add mezcal, lime juice, maraschino, Chartreuse, and slice of pepper to a cocktail shaker. Fill 2/3 full with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker begins to frost, about 20 seconds. Double strain the concoction into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with additional pepper and serve.