La Ultima Palabra

by James Stevenson

Today I am sharing my variation on the classic Last Word cocktail, which dates back to the early 1920’s where it is said to have been first created at the Detroit Athletic Club. This cocktail is so unique and is one of the 20 base cocktails that modern cocktail bartenders use as a base when looking to create something new. Most cocktails find a balance between ingredients by using a base spirit then adding other flavors a little at a time; not here though. This cocktail asks for equal parts of all of its ingredients, even those that are usually only used in small quantities like Chartreuse. Try this smooth variation inspired by our travels in Argentina where we fell in love with some of the local flavors and customs.

Recipe:

  • 1 ounce Apóstoles gin (from Buenos Aires)
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Hesperidina (Argentinean bitter orange aperitivo)
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Method:

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice
  2. Shake well to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel

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