The Last Word: The Forgotten Cocktail
The Last Word is one of the world’s most famous cocktails, originally created to satisfy the thirst of gin lovers during the prohibition. In recent years it has fell out of favour, with the Martini and Negroni often being the cocktails of choice on most bar menus.
I must admit that I also fell out of love with this classic, however Luxardo invited me down to their Last Word pop up to get reintroduced to the drink of the same name.
To make the perfect Last Word you need premium gin, maraschino, green chartreuse, and lime- all in equal measures. The type of gin used is down to personal preference (I tend to use Tanqueray for the clean taste); however you can’t really look past Luxardo when it comes to the maraschino. Created in 1821, the iconic green bottled marasca cherry liqueur is the maraschino of choice for many of the world’s best bartenders, and is one of the only liqueurs to be made using a distillation process. Add to a shaker alongside the green chartreuse and lime with ice, then shake, strain and serve.
Having tried The Last Word at The Last Word, alongside an amazing feast that included venison stew and fig stuffed pork neck, my love for the drink has been invigorated. Click Here for more Luxardo cocktail recipes.
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