Master The Classics: Last Word
The Last Word was created at the Detroit Athletic Club in the early 1920’s and was so loved by Vaudville performer Frank Fogerty (also known as The Dublin Minstrel) that he spread it far afield which lead to the drink’s popularity. The Cocktail remained popular for a few decades and was first published in Ted Saucier’s “Bottom’s Up” in 1951, and then it slowly sank into obscurity.
Then in 2005 a bartender by the name of Murray Stenson found it in Saucier’s book and tried it out. He liked it so much that he put it on the menu at the Zig-Zag Cafe in Seattle. People loved the drink so much, it eventually spread to New York City and found itself on the menu at the Pegu Club and the rest is history. Took me a while to get to this one but glad I finally did, hope you guys enjoy.
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Here’s The Specs:
.75oz (22.5ml) Gin
.75oz (22.5ml) Green Chartruse
.75oz (22.5ml) Lime Juice
.75oz (22.5ml) Maraschino Liqueur