A gin-based cocktail that was listed on the menu of the Detroit Athletic Club in 1916. It fell out of favour but enjoyed a renewed popularity after being rediscovered by the bartender Murray Stenson in 2004 during his tenure at the Zig Zag Café.
The Last Word is made up of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice and has a pretty pale green hue. It’s a sharp, pungent drink and a good palate cleanser.
The Made Man is a great after dinner digestive with sweet undertones from the cherry brandy and sweet and spicy notes from the yellow chartreuse.
The Metropole cocktail originates from the hotel of the same name, that used to be situated just off Time Square. The Hotel Metropole was a rather seedy establishment with a very eclectic mix of clientele. The drink is somewhat dark and moody and a touch dry and dates from around the 1800s.