The Last Word (Michigan)

Renée G.


Don’t call it a ‘comeback’ it never went anywhere. Although, The Last Word has surged back into the spotlight the past few years, it’s been around since Prohibition. Introduced at the Detroit Athletic Club by a well-knows vaudeville star, the quartet of gin, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and Green Chartreuse might seem like a tough sell on paper. Yet, somehow, those combative elements of sweet and earthy merge into total harmony in the glass.

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¾ ounce gin
¾ ounce green chartreuse
¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
¾ ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed


1Combine all ingredients in to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. With a bartender’s spoon stir briskly round and round until nicely chilled.

2Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a black maraschino cherry.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American