Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Squid Mixes: The Last Word


The Last Word combines gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice with a lime twist garnish.  I got my recipe from Drinking French by David Lebovitz.

The flavor is every bit as exciting as The Champs-Élysées.  We're definitely onto something with this Chartreuse stuff.  Happily, the maraschino liqueur holds up well.  I was also pleased that the green color of the Chartreuse comes through.

My wife suggested adding a cherry next time.

4 comments:

  1. I may pick up some of this chartreuse stuff. I saw it when I was last at booze palace but didn't know whether to get the green or the yellow at the time. Now I know it's the green.

    I am not a fan of maraschino liqueur. It just doesn't have the cherry flavor I want. Cherry Heering is much better.
    That said, I'm unhappy with all of the cherry drinks I've both tried and experimented with. The cherry flavor just doesn't hold up.

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    1. We've also recently tried the yellow. It's also nice but the extra sugar definitely makes a difference -still dazzling but I like being able to sit with the weirdness and less sweetness is better for that.

      I haven't played around with cherry too much. Yet. The Luxardo cherries are really nice and I've wondered about the flavor enhancing capacity of the syrup from those.

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  2. que interesante, me encantan este tipo de licores, no lo he probado este.

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    1. The strawberry gin you featured recently made me wonder what other products might be available in Spain that one doesn't see here - well worth exploring someday.

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