Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! To celebrate my namesake holiday, I thought I would share a twist on one of my favorite cocktails, the Last Word. When Robbie and I visited Boston last summer, I had this cocktail at an amazing bar called Drink. I loved the way the botanicals in the gin worked with the herbal, floral, and honeyed taste of green chartreuse to create such a refreshing cocktail.
This beautifully green cocktail seemed like the ideal drink to distinguish yourself from the folks in shamrock shaped sunglasses. The classic recipe calls for equal parts gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice. In this variation, we used Art in the Age's Sage spirit; a garden gin featuring American botanicals. The Sage adds a fantastic handcrafted quality to the updated cocktail. Not only is this the perfect cocktail for Saint Patrick's Day, it's also a great cocktail to ring in Spring, with its vibrant herbaceousness.
1 oz Sage
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz Lime Juice
Combine ingredients over ice. Shake and strain into a champagne coupe. Enjoy!
Pat and Robbie
at 12:50 AM