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Courtesy Tim Wiggins, co-owner/beverage director, Retreat Gastropub and Yellowbelly, St. Louis

What is it about the Last Word, based traditionally on gin, that draws in bartenders eager to create mezcal drinks? Perhaps it’s mezcal’s affinity for herbaceous spirits like Green Chartreuse, or fruity liqueurs like maraschino, that reflect those same characteristics often present in mezcal. This is the most straightforward variation, where mezcal is added in place of gin.


¾ ounce mezcal
¾ ounce Luxardo Maraschino
¾ ounce Green Chartreuse
¾ ounce lime juice
Thin wheel of lime, for garnish


In mixing glass, stir all ingredients with ice (except garnish). Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lime wheel.