The last word – an IBA official cocktail listed under the “The unforgettables” category and a prohibition era cocktail.
First served at the Detroit Athletic Club, in 1915. The Last Word was created just before the start of the prohibition. Consisting of four ingredients measured in equal parts. Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, green chartreuse and maraschino. It’s a super delicious and easy cocktail, I can recommend to try the orginal recipe, and if you feel like taking it to a new level, I have provided some tasty twists on the original recipe, that you should give a try. Below you’ll find five of my twist on the last word cocktail.
Who doesn’t love good festive gin and tonics ? In this post I have made some delicious suggestions for you, on how to serve some festive gin and tonics that both taste and looks good.
Over the past years gin and tonic increased in popularity, and for a good reason, the market for both gins and tonics is wide, with many options to find the perfect taste just for you and your next bubbly treat.
A gin and tonic can take you in so many different directions, depending on the gin and tonic you’ll use. The botanicals which are used in the making of them makes a huge difference in how your gin and tonic will taste. I really like to experiment with the taste in a gin a tonic, using modifyers or a tonic that I think pairs well with the gin.
The visual appereace of the cocktail is important and can easily reach a wow-effect, either by building in layers, torching a sprig of herb or pouring in the tonic in front of the consumer (or the camera). Gin and tonic should be a festive, bubbly and delicious thirst quencher.
Want to infuse your own gin with butterfly pea flower ? Click here to make it yourself !
Tip ! For a plain gin and tonic I recommend to use 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic water and always use plenty of ice.
Cheers & enjoy !
Festive gin and tonics – recipes
50 ml Blueberry infused gin 20 ml Dry vermouth 1 bsp Vanilla syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Glass straw
50 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin 10 ml Memento aromatic blend 1 bsp Cranberry syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, cranberry syrup and aromatic blend, stir and top with tonic. Float with gin. Garnish: Rosemary and a glass straw
Sloe limon T
30 ml Sloe gin floated 30 ml Limoncello Dash grapefruit bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, limoncello and bitters, stir and top with tonic. Float with sloe gin. Garnish: Rosemary, dehydrated grapefruit and a glass straw
40 ml Apple gin 20 ml Apple vermouth 10 ml Green chartreuse Dash ginger bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Dehydrated apple, lemon and a glass straw