Ginuary 23rd: the Last Word.

I was both shocked and delighted when I realised the other day that I still hadn’t dedicated a proper day of Ginuary to one of my favourites.

The Last Word

  • 30ml gin
  • 30ml Green Chartreuse
  • 30ml maraschino liqueur
  • 30ml lime juice


Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



I love this drink so much that I bought a bottle of Green Chartreuse for my home bar just so I could drink this guy whenever I felt like it. What is it about this simple four equal parts drink that I cannot get enough of?

I came into Ginuary as a huge fan of the Clover Club cocktail—it really kicked off my interest in classic cocktails and the magic held within, and my first Clover Club was at a bar in Melbourne called 1806. It was at the same bar I first tried a Last Word. Magic seems to happen in that place, for me at least. I always look forward to visiting.

But let’s get back to the drink. I even mentioned it just the other day with the Detroit Athletic Club, Honey, because both drinks come from the same bar, around the same time. Shaken or stirred, I’m a fan of the Last Word, so much so that I’d call it my favourite drink. I would, and I do. I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to properly sing your praises, darling. Let’s kiss and make up.