Pete’s Word – a Last Word Variation

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One of several variations on the Last Word cocktail that we present, the Pete’s Word substitutes one ingredient in the original recipe, changing out the gin for a peaty Scotch.

Pete's Word cocktail

Pete's Word

A Last Word variation substituting an peaty Islay Scotch for the original's gin, Pete's Word was invented by him in 2008 at Death & Co. in New York. As he says in the Death & Co. book, "It doesn't make sense, but peaty Scotch and lime juice are amazing together, so I used this surprising combo in a variation on the Last Word."
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  • Nick and Nora or coupe glass


  • ¾ oz Scotch Choose Laphroig if you've got it, but under any circumstances try for an Islay whisky for the strong peat flavors.
  • ¾ oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ oz Green Chartreuse
  • ¾ oz Fresh lime juice


  • Add all ingredients to your trusty cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake until frosty cold
  • Strain into chilled glass. And please, be civilized and double strain to avoid floating ice chips.
  • Drink
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