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Final Ward Cocktail

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Final Ward Cocktail

Final Ward Cocktail Recipe

The Final Ward is perhaps the best-know riff on the classic Last Word and was created in 2007 by Phil Ward at Death & Co. NYC. It is still comprised of equal parts with rye whiskey replacing the gin and fresh lemon juice in place of lime.
The Last Word is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail which was rediscovered in 2004 and becoming a cult hit in the Seattle area.
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  • 22.5 mL Rye Whiskey 0.75 oz
  • 22.5 mL Green Chartreuse 0.75 oz
  • 22.5 mL Maraschino Liqueur 0.75 oz
  • 22.5 mL Fresh Lemon Juice 0.75 oz


  • Combine all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice for 12 seconds
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon
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