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The Last Word

The Last Word is a most famous and popular gin cocktail that has won the hearts of some cocktail lovers thanks to its green colour. We show you a simple The Last Word recipe. Have fun trying it out and enjoy!

The Last Word Cocktail Recipe

  • 3 cl Gin
  • 3 cl green chartreuse
  • 3 cl Maraschino
  • 3 cl freshly squeezed lime juice

Step by Step Guide

  1. Add all ingredients and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  2. After about 20 seconds, strain the mix into a pre-filled martini glass.
  3. Now just grain it and serve.
The Last Word cocktail
Recipe by Tim

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The gin cocktail can be prepared relatively easily and quickly. To make it, measure all the ingredients with a jigger and put them into a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes and shake the shaker well for about 20 seconds. Then strain the mixture through a bar strainer into a pre-chilled martini glass. Now just grain it and serve it or enjoy it yourself.

This is what The Last Word Cocktail tastes like


28 Reviews

The Last Word Cocktail convinces with the interplay of fruity-fresh flavours of lime juice paired with a hint of fruity maraschino. The Chartreuse gives the drink an intense and natural herbal note, which sets it apart from other gin cocktails. Last but not least, the gin gives the drink a classic and intense note, making it a classic gin cocktail.

A classic and has been for more than 100 years

The Last Word Cocktail is said to have been first invented in 1915 by Frank Fogarty. The Athletic Club in Detroit is considered the birthplace of the drink. The drink was invented before Prohibition and was considered one of the most popular drinks in the country at the time. Due to the prohibition of alcohol, some cocktails are forgotten. Among them was The Last Word.

It was not until years later that the interplay of sour and herbaceous notes was able to re-establish itself in cocktail bars due to its variety from other cocktails. Over the years, recipe variations and modifications of the basic recipe have been invented again and again. For example, bourbon whiskey, tequila or rum is used as the base spirit instead of gin. However, these variations never really caught on. We recommend preparing the cocktail according to our basic recipe. Only if you are looking for a little more variety to this taste can you change the base spirit.

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