The craft cocktail increase has seen numerous riffs on the classics, some nice and a few not so nice. Quintessential libations, just like the Manhattan or the Negroni, have appeared to supply one of the best autos for experimentation, partly as a result of their simplicity but additionally their familiarity with the consuming public. It’s one factor for a bartender to dream up an excellent drink, however she or he should get a patron to really order it in the long run. Trendy cocktail magician Phil Ward, of Demise & Co. fame, has taken creative liberties with numerous classics through the years, his Remaining Ward being a standout instance.
This cocktail is a riff on the Prohibition-era basic Last Word, which we at Drinkhacker HQ maintain in very excessive regard. Rather than the unique gin, Mr. Ward requires 100 proof rye whiskey whereas additionally subbing the lime for lemon juice. It’s so simple as the unique with lots of its hallmarks, the intense, natural Chartreuse and nutty, candy maraschino liqueur being most acquainted. Whiskey does, nonetheless, add a bolder edge with its brown sugar sweetness and rye spice chopping by the herbs and citrus and softening among the Final Phrase’s extra piquant qualities.
3/4 oz Inexperienced Chartreuse
3/4 oz rye whiskey (100 proof)
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
Shake all components with ice and pressure right into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.