This last week brought the arrival of some gins that I was excited to get to play with. Gin with laurel, sage and douglas fir? It certainly needs to meet up with ol' Mr. Chartreuse at some point. The Last Word is a classic and often cited as a favorite of many bartenders I've encountered. Easy to make and really gives you some complexity to ponder. Easy and delicious permutations are an added bonus.
The Last Word (forest style)
1 part St. George Terroir Gin
1 part Chartreuse
1 part Marschino - Luxardo
1 part Lime Juice
Shake. Serve up or in your favorite sipper. Pour through sieve if you prefer an ice-bit-free tipple. Add a couple drops of celery bitters for some extra plant-y pop.
Try The Final Ward variant. Use whiskey (rye if you like) in place of gin and lemon in place of lime. Boom!