Recipe courtesy Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples, Florida, USA
Image by Stepanie Starr
The Last Word was one of the first pre-Prohibition drinks to lead the cocktail revival of the early days. Murray Stenson of Seattle’s Zig Zag unearthed the equal-parts classic—gin, maraschino liqueur, Chartreuse and lime juice—in Ted Saucier’s 1962 book, “Bottoms Up.” Before long, the Last Word was a staple in cocktail bars across the country, revered for its heady balance of sweet, sour and herbal flavors. Whether you are into to the original recipe or stake out your own variation (mezcal is worthy substitute for gin), one thing is certain: The Last Word will leave you, um, speechless.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass
Drop in cherry.
View of the 18th hole at the Cyress Course at Royal Poinciana Golf Club.
Painting by renowned golf artist, Graeme Baxter.