Last Word

Last Word

Originally created during Prohibition at the Detroit Athletic Club, the Last Word fell out of favor some time after World War II. It was all but forgotten until 2004 when Murray Stenson, a bartender at Seattle’s Zig Zag Café, came across the cocktail in Ted Saucier's 1951 cocktail book, Bottoms Up!, and put it on the menu. Made with equal parts gin, Green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice, it’s easy to make and—once you take a sip—hard to forget.

Sweet, Sour


  • .75 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .75 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • .75 oz Lime juice


Step one

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

Step two

Fill with ice and shake well until cold.

Step three

Strain into chilled coupe glass.

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