This 1920’s cocktail, by Frank Fogarty of Detroit, is the perfect example of a cocktail that is more than the sum of its parts.

While amazingly simple to make, as it is 4 ingredients all in equal proportions, it is also amazingly complex in taste. The spirits mesh together in such a way that it is almost impossible to figure out where on flavor begins and another ends.

This is a drink that everyone should enjoy whilst pondering the sinking sun as it extinguishes itself into a calm, purple ocean.


1 oz gin
1 oz maraschino liqueur
1 oz Chartreuse
1 oz lime juice

shake vigorously.
fine strain into a cocktail glass.


last word



Jamie Boudreau
Bar Manager


~ by Jamie Boudreau on November 21, 2006.

2 Responses to “LAST WORD”

  1. […] Word sure gets around. I first posted about it way back in ought-six, and since then a good chunk of the boozy blogosphere has also hailed this excellent drink. The Last Word has its own thread at […]

  2. It seem unlikely that you would check a post this old, but on the off chance you do I was wondering why your last word is so beautifully green, yet most of the ones i’ve seen seem closer to a yellow green?

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