Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the Seattle Times examines The Last Word classic cocktail

Tan Vinh wrote an in-depth piece in today's food section on the comeback of Prohibition-era The Last Word cocktail. This gin drink features maraschino liquor, lime and green chartreuse (a French liqueur originally made at a monastery in the French Chartreuse Mountains and containing no less than 130 different plant extracts plus chlorophyll for its distinct color).

Thanks for including Spur in your article, Tan, as one of the spots in town to try this historically significant and modernly pertinent drink.

Photo, courtesy of Chartreuse. To learn more about this fascinating liqueur, mentioned in everything from The Great Gatsby to Brideshead Revisited, read more about it on wikipedia

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