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Drink of the Day: The Last Word - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: The Last Word

September 9, 2015 | By |

One great thing about a three day weekend is the short week that follows.  With this said, Happy Hump Day, everyone!  Amazing that we are at the ninth day of September already.  For the way this week has gone so far, I will take let it fly by as fast as possible.  Just can’t seem to fit everything in this week.  Not a complaint; just reality.  I may need this coming weekend to get back to normal.

I have introduced this cocktail before.  I have to say that it is something you will have to try if you are a gin lover.  The other ingredients of this that compliment this spirit help balance it, all the while giving you a drink that is not only a unique experience in taste, but also gives you an aroma that will take you to euphoric levels.

This cocktail originated at the Detroit Athletic Club in the 1920s.  It was a big hit then and is starting to come back due to the craft cocktail craze that has been going strong for the last few years.

Now, this is a sipper and should be given it’s due by taking the time to enjoy every flavor this cocktail has to offer.  A great name for this cocktail, since it makes a perfect evening ender.  Look it as the icing on the cake, or a nice finish to a wonderful day.

Enjoy your Wednesday, everybody!  Cheers!


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3/4 oz. Gin

3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse

3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur

3/4 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice  (no Rose’s Lime!  It tends to ruin the integrity of this cocktail.)

Method:  Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a nicely chilled cocktail glass.


This Day in History:

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the nations name to the United States of America.  It was previously named the United Colonies.

1893 – President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president’s child to be born in the White House.

1926 – The National Broadcast Company, (NBC), was created by the Radio Corporation of America.

1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on television for the very first time on the Ed Sullivan Show.


Notable Birthday:

Comedian / Actor Adam Sandler was born on this date in 1966.

Notable Quote:

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”  –  Friedrich Nietzsche



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