The Last Word is a very well-known Pre-Prohibition Cocktail that uses Gin at its base, combined with Lime Juice, Maraschino Liqueur, and Green Chartreuse. It’s an equal parts cocktail, which makes memorizing its measurements quick and simple: 4 ingredients; each .75 oz.
Why is it called The Last Word?
The Last Word cocktail got its name from Frank Fogarty, who introduced it to the Detroit Athletic Club in the early 1900s. The cocktail lost popularity during prohibition and was not revived until Murray Stenson, a barman working out of The ZigZag bar in Seattle, retrieved the recipe from a copy of Ted Saucier’s “Bottom Up” (published in 1951) and popularized it in the west coast.
The Pegu Club in NYC popularized it after on the east coast, and now the last word is one of the staple cocktails seen in most cocktail bars.
Now that you are familiar with this crafty cocktail, you will be the next to introduce it to your friends.