When it comes to classic cocktails, sometimes you just don't need to mess with perfection...much.
The classic cocktail, The Last Word, is one of those. A perfect balance of four equal proportions; Chartreuse, gin, lime and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, it's a harmonious creation that's meant for savoring every single sip.
But, you know us. We just had to fuck with it. So instead of using regular Chartreuse, we used Yellow Chartreuse. Originally started in 1737 by French Monks, the formula of botanicals in Chartreuse is a closely-guarded secret. All we know is there's about 130 different botanicals that are added, giving traditional Chartreuse its signature herbal flavor. Yellow Chartreuse is also a secret, but there's a slight variation in the formula, giving it a more subtle flavor and lighter color.
Try this one. Trust us.
fine mesh strainer
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 oz Edinburgh Gin
1 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice
combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to chill. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Enjoy.