Like the Last Word? Here’s a New Take on the Modern Classic

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Bartender Katherine Boushel, of Atwater Cocktail Club in Montréal, shakes up this riff on the Last Word using apple cider, a local staple. The cocktail’s dual-language name, meaning “the First Word,” reflects her city’s hybrid influences, as do the ingredients, with local gin nodding to the U.K. and Chartreuse nodding to France.

Le Premier Word

  • 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz London dry gin
  • 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Apple cider, to top
  • 3 sprays Islay scotch

Garnish: Lemon peel

Glass: Double Old Fashioned

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