What do you do when life hands you lemons instead of limes and its cocktail time? The first thing I do is to consult with my cocktail guru Mitch. We were chatting the other day and he suggested we try a Final Word. It’s like a Last Word, only made with rye and it still has that wonderful herbaceous-ness that comes from the green Chartreuse.
So why is ‘L’ultima Parola not a true Final Word’? You guessed it! The answer is because we’re making it in Italy and we have to use lemons instead of limes.
Here’s the recipe:
Equal parts lemon juice, rye, green Chartreuse, and maraschino liquore (which is an entirely different animal from that red rancid cherry juice).
Shake. Rest. Shake again and Serve.
This is a strong drink, so make a little one and savor the moment.
And its perfect for the weather at the moment…hot and sunny.