Oh, My Word!

Adapted from Shake, Stir, Sip by Kara Newman

Last Word Riff Cocktail Recipe

There’s no citrus in this stirred riff on the classic Last Word created by Sother Teague at New York’s Amor y Amargo. In keeping with the bar’s aesthetic (and policy against using citrus in its drinks), it’s a deliberately spirit-forward cocktail with a bitter edge that subs lime bitters and Amaro Montenegro in place of fresh citrus.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce Old Tom gin
  • 3/4 ounce Old Tom gin
  • 3/4 ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • 3/4 ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes lime bitters, preferably Scrappy’s
  • 2-3 dashes lime bitters, preferably Scrappy’s

Garnish: lemon peel (optional)

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Twist a lemon peel over the top of the drink to express the essential oils, then garnish the drink with the peel.