Last of the Oaxacans Recipe

Last of the Oaxacans
Nick Caruana

This simple variation on the classic Last Word swaps out the gin for savory mezcal and tosses in a slice of serrano pepper, making for a smoky and spicy variation on the drink.

Note: Want it hotter? Add another slice of serrano to the drink, or add in spicy bitters or a shrub such as Bitter End Thai Bitters or Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub to bring the heat.

Recipe Details

Last of the Oaxacans Recipe

Active 2 mins
Total 2 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 3/4 ounce mezcal

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 to 2 limes

  • 3/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino

  • 3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse

  • 1 half-centimeter slice serrano pepper (see note)

  • Garnish: serrano pepper slice


  1. Add mezcal, lime juice, maraschino, Chartreuse, and serrano pepper to a cocktail shaker. Fill 2/3 full with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker begins to frost, about 20 seconds.

  2. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with additional pepper slice and serve.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer, fine strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
208 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 74mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)