Pete's Word

When I’m not drinking, or blogging about drinking, or taking pictures of drinks, I like to spend my time surfing the interweb for drink recipes, drink blogs and pictures of drinks.  So yeah, I’m in a good place.  I stumbled upon this lil’ mofo on the Death & Company website… It’s a great drink for a few reasons… first of all it’s got Laphroaig, green Chartreuse and Maraschino, which is just too fucking crazy for me not to make.  Secondliest, this is a variation on the “Last Word” cocktail, which was invented during prohibition at the Detroit Athletic Club.  So that’s pretty cool.

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Pete’s Word

.75 oz. Laphroaig

.75 oz. Maraschino

.75 oz. Lime Juice

.75 oz. Chartreuse

Shake and serve up.

I know what you’re thinking, “holy shit, that’s a weird combination of intense flavors!?!”  Well, you would be correct.  However, the proportions are really important on this one… I fucked around and got some pretty bad results, but when I went back to the original proportions, it came out really balanced.  It’s sweet, sour, smokey and herbaceous.  What’s not to like?

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 8:19 am
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2 Responses to Pete's Word

Peter says:

You bastard, McBoozy! Like I needed an excuse to drop the cash on the Chartreuse.

At least this is fucking delicious. I bought a bottle of “Black Bottle” since it was $18 on sale at the Astor wine store (the best reason to live in NY), to see if it could play as a replacement for the Laphroaig. I tasted it next to the Laphroaig and it certainly didn’t taste bad (would be just fine for a Rob Roy) but I don’t know if it could stand up to the Chartreuse and Maraschino in this cocktail. I will give it a try tomorrow perhaps…

April 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Reply

    CaptainMcBoozy says:

    Chartreuse is an investment. In your drinks, and in your future. So deals. As for the Frog, I would allow Ardbeg, and I recently had a pretty salty Bowmore that felt very… right.

    April 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Reply

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