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Swapping gin for a smoky, agave-based mezcal gives the Closing Argument the strong personality it needs to make its point — with our herbal Maraschino Liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and sweet green Chartreuse rounding out the case.

Ingredients

¾ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur

¾ oz. mezcal 

¾ oz. green Chartreuse

¾ oz. fresh lime juice

Lime wedges for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Add Luxardo Maraschino Originale, mezcal, green Chartreuse, and fresh lime juice to a shaker with ice.  Shake until chilled.

Step 2

Strain mixture into a chilled coupe glass.

Step 3

Garnish the finished cocktail with a lime wedge, and serve.

2010s

Era of Origin

Mezcal last word

A modern, mezcal spin on the Prohibition-era cocktail with a lot to say.

             he Last Word’s beginnings at the Detroit
             Athletic Club sparked a never-ending
             conversation that shaped bar culture for an entire century — with notable points made by the mezcal-based variation of the cocktail in the 2010s. 

 

The Mezcal Last Word — also known as the Closing Argument — keeps ingredients fairly consistent with the original Last Word, but boldly replaces the traditional floral gin with a mezcal of your choice.  It raises the question of just how many gin-based cocktails are made more unique by the substitution of mezcal… but that’s all we’ll say about that for now.

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