Despite its disarming jade hue, The Last Word is a bit of a wild ride on the taste buds.
It's tangy and bright, with loads of herbaceous notes from gin, Green Chartreuse liqueur and maraschino liqueur.
As a boozy, pungent and citrus forward cocktail, I find it wonderful as a palate-cleanser after a flavour-intense meal, and satisfying as my last cocktail after a few.
Using less maraschino liqueur than traditional recipes because I find the woodsy, herbaceous notes in Luxadro overpowering.
20 ml dry gin
20 ml Green Chartruese
10 ml Fresh lemon juice
10 ml Fresh lime juice
Herbs and/or edible flowers
Serve in a Coupe glass.
❶ Chill the coupe glass and prepare garnish.
❷ In a shaker add all ingredients, except lemon peel.
❸ Add ice and shake vigorously for about 12 seconds.
❹ Strain into the chilled glass.
❺ Twist lemon peel to express oil into the drink. Discard the peel.
❻ Garnish and serve.