September 22, 2011

Last Word

This cocktail evolves around a herbal liqueur that has both an amazing color and an amazing taste: Green Chartreuse.

130 herbal extracts form this very complex and potent ingredient, made by monks since the 1740's.

As the Edwardian writer Saki had one of his protagonists say in 1904: People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity; the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.

The Last Word is a perfectly balanced cocktail, but more than two will get you in trouble as the Green Chartreuse has a whopping alcohol content of 55 percent - i.e. more than the gin also needed for the cocktail.
  • 2,5 cl gin
  • 2,5 cl Green Chartreuse
  • 2,5 cl Maraschino liqueur
  • 2,5 cl strained fresh lemon juice
Shake everything over ice and strain into martini glass - garnish with nice edible flower or a lemon twist.

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