TomB
(Traveler)
11/07/16 09:32 PM
74.214.43.230
the last word...

My favorite cocktail… “The Last Word”

One part gin
One part lime juice
One part green Chartreuse
One part maraschino liqueur

Preparation: Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Served: Straight up; without ice

Albeit tonight I think it should be called “Thank Goodness”



The cocktail has a great back story... google it when you can - it is part of Americana


TravelHat
(Traveler)
11/07/16 09:51 PM
68.52.42.38
Re: the last word...

Pretty cool, I read the Wikapikia version (fitting I thought). We used to call Green Chartruse, Green Death back in the day. Anything made by Benedictine Monks is Bad a**.
Do you get to Canlis in Seattle at all. I think that is in my top five restaurants ever and I have been searching great for food for 40+ years now.


TomB
(Traveler)
11/08/16 08:06 AM
65.207.86.2
Re: the last word...

LOL - we always called it Green Dragon! It has been a family favorite passed down from my Grandmother. Never found a cocktail I liked with it until this one.

Small point of clarification - It is the Carthusian monks found by St Bruno not the Benedictines. The Carthusian order is much more mellow that the Benedictines. Still today only three monks know the recipe. An internet friend who runs a food blog featured the drink a while back ago. Much nice pictures than mine.
Check it out: The Last Word

I have never been to Seattle, but it is a city on my must list. Food and wine (and sometimes photography) are my favorite things to do. I will have to check out Canlis when I make it to Seattle.


TravelHat
(Traveler)
11/08/16 09:35 PM
68.52.42.38
Re: the last word...

I read on linewhere it was concocted at Bar Zig Zag in Seattle as a rebirth. I thought you may have been there.
Somewhere in the back of the brain I remember Carthusian Monks. Late night posting lends to no fact checking. Always liked the green could never do the yellow.



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