I think today we could all use a drink. A lot of us will be biting our nails throughout the day, waiting in long lines to vote, and anxiously awaiting the results. So let’s talk about what to drink.
Guys, this cocktail is dangerous. There’s a reason the word “last” is in the title of the drink. This is the LAST drink you should have of the evening. Because after that you’re done.
Okay, it’s maybe not that bad. But I do know when I’ve had two of these… or had a drink or two prior to enjoying a Last Word… I have been super-tipsy and it’s best if I just go to bed.
All this being said, the Last Word is a delicious cocktail. It’s made with gin, maraschino liquor, and green chartreuse. It’s both sweet and sour, and perfectly balanced. Which is probably why you mistakenly think 3 or 4 are a good idea. And usually that’s a terrible idea. But maybe we’ll make an exception for today.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz green chartreuse
- ½ oz maraschino liquor
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- Add all ingredients with several cubes of ice into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake, shake, shake, and then strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry, lemon peel, or both.