Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails


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This Last Word variation from Jules Elkovich, a sommelier at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Conn., is an homage to Aimé Bonpland, the French botanist who explored Mexico between 1799 and 1805 with Alexander von Humboldt and who created the country’s first maps. “Reposado tequila has the perfect marriage of spice, baking spice, green grass and fresh herbaceous notes that play so well with Green Chartreuse,” she says. “And the name seemed an appropriate hat tip to the marriage of Mexican and French influences.”

This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Green Chartreuse: What It Is and How to Use It.”


  • 1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 2 oz Clase Azul reposado tequila
  • 3 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl mole bitters
  • 1 splash lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Garnish: Lime twist


  1. Rinse a coupe glass with the Green Chartreuse and set aside.

  2. Add the tequila, bitters, lime juice and sugar cube into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with a lime twist.