Tom Macy’s Last Word

Tom Macy, Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

Taking second place in our recent tasting, Tom Macy’s Last Word is a bigger drink than the original—each component amped up by a quarter-ounce. His gin of choice was Tanqueray 10. But the twist that perhaps nudged his mix to the front of the pack was the Jack-Rose-like trick of a splitting the citrus element between lime and lemon juice.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Tanqueray No. 10
  • 1 ounce maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
  • 1 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

Garnish: expressed lemon peel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice for about 12 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  3. Express a lemon peel and discard.