Last Word Recipe

Cocktail enthusiasts know that the Last Word is a handcrafted classic and one of the most beloved cocktails around. The unique flavor profile and complexity of this libation made it an icon of the era. If you’re looking to master this iconic whisky-based cocktail, you’re in the right place. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that you can share with others.

Last Word

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice


  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add all the ingredients.
  • Shake for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the mix over fresh ice in a rocks glass.


• The Last Word is a classic Prohibition era cocktail and is best enjoyed as a sipping cocktail due to its strong herbal flavour.
• Maraschino liqueur is an Italian cherry liqueur made by macerating and then distilling Marasca cherries. It is similar to Luxardo maraschino liqueur.
• Use a good quality gin for maximum flavour.