Last Word


  • 22-25 ml  gin
  • 22-25 ml  green Chartreuse
  • 22-25 ml  maraschino liqueur
  • 22-25 ml  lime juice
  • Garnish: brandied cherry (optional)

Add the gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry (optional).


The Last Word was first served at the Detroit Athletic Club, circa 1915. Created just before the start of Prohibition, likely by a bartender named Frank Fogarty, it’s one of the cocktail canon’s most successful Prohibition-era drinks.