How to Make a The Last Word Cocktail

The Last Word Cocktail is an aromatic, exotic and provocative drink. It is an old-fashioned cocktail that is full of amazing taste and feels extremely modern. This old cocktail outlines the type of classy cocktails that every drinker adores.

The interesting history of “The Last Word Cocktail” tells that this gin based drink was invented by Frank Fogarty in the early 1920’s during the prohibition-era at the Detroit Athletic Club. Unluckily, it eventually fell out of use for decades because of some unknown reasons. However, special thanks to Murray Stenson, a well-known bartender at the Zig Zag Café, who re-introduced The Last Word Cocktail in 2004. All the credit of the recent popularity of the cocktail goes to Stenson who re-experienced it as a party hit in the Seattle area. He was actually searching for a new but delicious cocktail for the Zig Zag Café, when he came across an old 1952 copy of Saucier’s book where he found the original recipe of The Last Word Cocktail.

This traditional and simple recipe of The Last Word Cocktail is quite easy to make as it is prepared with equals parts of gin, lime juice, Green Chartreuse and maraschino liqueur. However, variations were brought in the cocktail by many bartenders.

If you want to make this spectacular drink at your home, then read the below given simple steps.

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail shaker, Cocktail Glass

– (3/4 oz) gin
– (3/4 oz) lime juice
– (3/4 oz) Green Chartreuse
– (3/4 oz) maraschino liqueur
– Ice Cubes

Lime wedge or maraschino cherry for garnishing – optional


  • 1

    Fill your cocktail shaker with ice cubes or cracked ice.

  • 2

    Pour in 3/4 oz of fresh lime juice, 3/4 oz of gin, 3/4 oz of Green Chartreuse and same amount of maraschino liqueur.

  • 3

    Shake well for a few seconds until the liquors mix thoroughly and chill.

  • 4

    Strain the cocktail into a martini glass.

  • 5

    Garnish with a lemon wedge or a maraschino cherry.

  • 6

    Serve The Last Word Cocktail with a smiling face.

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