The Last Word
Green and floral, this Prohibition-era cocktail is easily customizable just by switching the brand of gin in the recipe. Catoctin Creek Distilling Company’s Watershed Gin is a green, sweet, modern style of gin, very different than the London dry style that is most popular. Each brand of gin uses their own mix of botanicals to create their unique flavors, so be sure to experiment to find a brand that you like. Luxardo maraschino liqueur is a lovely cherry liqueur, and it immediately conjures up in my mind images of the small, perfect fruits that hung from my neighbor’s cherry trees in the summer. Green Chartreuse is a floral French liqueur made by monks from over 130 different herbs that tint it green naturally. These distinct ingredients, combined with the sweet, acidic citrus bite of freshly squeezed lime juice, create a neon green drink that honors nature and our trees.
- ¾ ounce gin of choice
- ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
- ¾ ounce green Chartreuse
- ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, about one lime
- Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve without garnish.