An apertif style cocktail, this Last Word variant replaces gin with smoky mezcal. In lieu of a maraschino element, floral orange notes are introduced via Combier. Chartreuse forward, the drink lingers on the soft, and bitter citrus finish with all sorts of smoky, funky complexity in between.
Recipe from Ted Kilpatrick of No. 9 Park
- 1 ounce Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
- 1 1/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
- 1 ounce Combier
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add mezcal, Chartreuse, Combier, and lime juice. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass.