You Dumped Him/Her/Them: The Last Word
1 oz [30 ml] gin
1 oz [30 ml] green chartreuse
1 oz [30 ml] freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz [30 ml] maraschino liqueur
1 fresh mint leaf
This classic cocktail has not only the best name but also one of the simplest preparations. Regardless of who said what, you can rest assured that you’re getting the last word with this drink. If you don’t love gin, try substituting your favorite spirit. This drink should be all about you. For the Maraschino liqueur, we like Luxardo.
Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice water, and set aside. Take out your shaking tins, and add all the liquid ingredients to the larger one.
Throw in 5 to 7 ice cubes and shake your anger out at your ex for as long as you need (but at least for 30 seconds.)
After you separate the tins, pop the Hawthorne strainer over the one with the liquid. Empty the now-cold coupe glass and with one hand, hold your small chinois strainer over the glass while you pour the cocktail into it.
From A Woman’s Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women by Natalka Burian and Scott Schneider
Photo: Alice Gao / Courtesy of Chronicle Books
Prince Henry Punch, Pablo Moix, Los Angeles,
- ¾ ounce rhum agricole,
- ¾ ounce aged rum,
- ¾ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce green Chartreuse
- ½ ounce raspberry gomme syrup
- 6 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: mint, seasonal fruits
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over a mountain of crushed ice.
- Garnish with mint and fruits in season.
Photo: Lizzie Munro
Cocktail Coasters by Manon Gandiolle
“The Sand Hills,” Litter, 110 East Parrish Street, Durham,
- 1 oz Ardbeg 10 Scotch
- 1 oz Auchentoshen Scotch
- 1 oz Antica Vermouth
- ¼ oz luxardo
- ½ oz cherry syrup
- ½ oz blood orange puree
- Brandied rainier cherry
- Orange peel
Add all ingredients to a shaker glass with ice. Shake and double strain into a coupe. Garnish with a brandied rainier cherry and orange peel.
Georgia O’Keeffe, “Small Purple Hills” (1934)
Courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art
“Sedano Fiore” by Pizzeria Toro,
Georgia O’Keeffe, “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1″ (1932)
- 2 oz Uncle Vals Botanical Gin
- ½ oz celery/pepper juice (blend, run through cheese cloth)
- Capful Chartreuse
- Capful of Luxardo
- 1 oz lime juice
- One pretty, edible flower of your choosing
Build in shaker over ice, stir, strain in martini glass, and add flower.
Image Courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art
“Vodka” Pendant lamp by Aotta
Materials: Crystal Glass, Aluminum, Cork Oak, Ash Wood, Vodka.
Maple Bacon Maria Cocktail, MB Steak,
Mestizo reposado mezcal mixed with its house-made Bloody Mary mix, which is composed of fresh tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, lime, lemon, orange, pepper, Tabasco, and celery salt.
Fernando Laposse “Sugar Glass”