The Dry Land Last Word is a beautiful version of a classic cocktail from the 1920's. The original Last Word originated at the Detroit Athletic Club bar during prohibition. (Imagine a cocktail bar at an athletic club. Our grandparents have some explaining to do.)
The cocktail dropped off the radar in the '60s and was rediscovered in the last 15 years (credit to the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle for reintroducing it).
- 3/4 oz Dry Land Native Colorado Gin
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
Garnish: Two Dry Land Boozy Cherries on a Skewer (Use Luxardo Cocktail Cherries as an Alternative)
Glass: Coupe (Traditional) or Small Rocks Glass
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice, and shake briskly for 10 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with two skewered cherries
A Note on Green Chartreuse
This cocktail heavily relies on Green Chartreuse, a very hard to find liqueur that is traditionally produced by Carthusian Monks in France. While the actual recipe for Green Chartreuse is a secret, it's widely known that the original liqueur is made from more than 130 botanicals, herbs, and roots.
The Dry Land team has created our own version of Green Chartreuse that - while not a perfect recreation - is an admirable (and delicious) version.