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Best Last Word Cocktail Recipes 2019

Last Word cocktails are insanely popular with the people who love gin. This gin cocktail does not sound like the most versatile drink because of its ingredients but bartenders still love to play around with it. You can have it flat or choose to have it with bubbles. A cult classic, the last Word cocktail is a beautiful, simple, savory drink all gin lovers enjoy. While some people might want the original recipe and even get offended when offered a variety, there are some adventurous people who enjoy mixing things up a little. We gathered some recipes for you to try and enjoy. From using tequila instead of gin to using different toppers to different measures of gin, there are many ways top erk up your Last Word cocktail. Here are some Recipes you can follow.

•    Mezcal Last Word

One of the most popular last words is this fun little drink. Instead of using gin, you use Mezcal fort his recipe. A little smoky, a little lighter than the regular drink, Mezcal Last Word is a fun ride.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 0.75 oz Mezcal
  • 0.75 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 0.75 oz Maraschino
  • 0.75 oz Lime (or Lemon Juice

How to:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Shake well
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass
  5. Serve and enjoy

•    Tequila Last Word

Switch the gin for the taste of agave. Try this tequila Last Word cocktail recipe if you are in more of a party mode.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1 oz Blanco tequila
  • ¾ oz green chartreuse
  • ½ oz maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice

How to:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a coupe glass
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist
  5. Serve and enjoy

•    The Last Straw

Berries and alcohol go hand in hand don’t you think? This Last Word cocktail switches up the name and makes it the last straw because… well, it has strawberries. The delicious berry mixed with gin makes everything a little bit more fun and light and of course, colorful. The strawberry chartreuse recipe is below so you don’t have to go hunting for something that is simple to have.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

For the strawberry chartreuse:

  • 1/2 pint fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup green Chartreuse

For the cocktaıl:

  • Ice
  • 3/4 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz St-Germain
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice

How to:

Strawberry Chartreuse:

  1. Rinse, hull and halve all but one strawberry
  2. Place them on a glass or ceramic bowl
  3. Stir in the green chartreuse
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 3 days
  5. Strain the mix through a fine mesh strainer
  6. Set over a liquid measuring cup
  7. Press gently on the sides to get all the liquid out
  8. Throw out the solids

For the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add the gin, St. Germain, lime juice and ¾ oz of the strawberry chartreuse
  3. Seal and shake well for 30 seconds
  4. Double strain into a coupe glass
  5. Garnish with the strawberry
  6. Serve and enjoy

•    Last Word Fizz

A more fun, bubbly version of the Last Word cocktail is the Last Fizz. Its savory yet sweet, light to drink but also heavy on the alcohol. It is a rollercoaster of tastes and emotions for sure.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of gin
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons green Chartreuse
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons maraschino liqueur
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 pasteurized egg White
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda, chilled
  • 2 lime peel strips

How to:

  1. Combine gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice, powdered sugar, and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until frothy (around 20 seconds).
  3. Remove lid, and fill shaker with crushed ice.
  4. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until chilled (around 15 seconds).
  5. Strain into 2 (10-oz.) stemmed glasses, and top each with a splash of chilled club soda.
  6. Twist a lime peel strip over each drink, and rub around rim of each glass.
  7. Garnish with lime peel strip.

•    Bad Word

The variations of the Last Word are usually named similar to the original. This version is called bad Word since it is heavy but very tasty.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

¾ oz fresh juice from 1 to 2 limes

¾  oz Green Chartreuse

¾ oz Gran Classico

¾ oz gin

How to:

  1. Add lime, Green Chartreuse, Gran Classico, and gin into a shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shake well until its chilled
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

•    Penultimate Word

A little more peachy, a little more depth and a lemony aftertaste, Penultimate Word is one of the most different Last Word variations.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • ¾ oz of Bourbon
  • ¾ oz of Averna
  • ¾ oz of Peach Liqueur
  • ¾ oz of Lemon Juice
  • 1 twist of lemon peel

How to:

  1. Gather all the ingredients together in a shaker
  2. Add ice
  3. Shake until chilled
  4. Garnish with the lemon twist
  5. Serve and enjoy.

•    Right Word

Yet another name play on the Last Word. The bartender invented this and fell in love with it as a great variation of the last Word so named it Right Word. In his defense, it does sound more enjoyable than the regular with a little exotic twist.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz of Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 oz of Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz of St. Germain (or another elderflower liquid)
  • Thinly sliced lime for garnish.

How to:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shake until chilled
  4. Strain into a coupe glass
  5. Garnish with the lime slice
  6. Serve and enjoy

The Last Word is a classic cocktail that is favored by many people. If you are a big fan, trying a different variation might add to our favorite rather than replace it. Happy experimenting!