Last Word Cocktail Recipe

Last word cocktail

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
160 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Last Word cocktail is a classic that is believed to have been developed during Prohibition. If such is the case, it is one of the better drinks to come out of the "drought." The rest of the story says that it was developed at the Detroit Athletic Club. This is all according to Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up and is quoted by Paul Clarke at The Cocktail Chronicles.

The recipe is fairly easy with equals parts of the four ingredients, though one may think it may end up a convoluted mess of flavors. However, the result is a spectacular drink and one that over the years has seen a few well-deserved spotlights on cocktail menus.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Last word cocktail
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  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

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  3. Shake well.

    Shake well
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  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Last word cocktail
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  5. Serve and enjoy!