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The Last Word

The Last Word

One of the bartenders at Hi-Lo recommended The Last Word to me the other night, and I had forgotten what a lovely, bracing drink it is. I decided to make one for myself this morning, as the invigorating nature of the drink makes it a great eye-opener cocktail. While The Last Word usually calls for lime juice, I only have lemons on hand. I have to say the difference is barely noticeable underneath the assertive herbiness of the Chartreuse.

The Last Word

(These are the proportions I prefer and are not necessarily true to the classic. Some recipes call for equal parts of all ingredients, but I just can’t drink that much Luxardo.)

1 oz Hendrick’s gin

3/4 oz Chartreuse

1/4 oz Luxardo

Juice of one fresh lemon

Shake all ingredients with ice until very cold and strain into a cocktail glass.

Easy!

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