The Story Behind The Last Word

The Negroni gets a lot of attention as everyone’s favorite equal-parts cocktail. If you prefer a gin drink that’s more herbal and refreshing, however, consider the Last Word. It’s made with gin, green Chartreuse, and fresh lime, plus Maraschino liqueur for a touch of sweetness.

This Prohibition-era cocktail is easy to make since, like the Negroni, all ingredients are added in equal proportion. This also makes it a great option to batch for larger groups.


  • ¾ ounce gin
  • ¾ ounce green Chartreuse
  • ¾ ounce Maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Serve up.

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Updated: 2018-09-12

A classic cocktail that's easy to master, the Last Word is made with equal parts gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur, and citrus. Get the recipe here!