101 Best New Cocktails: Ultima Palabra by Simone De Luca, The Walrus Room, London, UK

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 22nd, 2016 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Ultima Palabra

Simone De Luca, The Walrus Room, London, UK

“Cocktail created for the first time at High Road House club in Chiswick, London. I used it for every other menu I created until now. A simple twist on a Last Word cocktail, the name is translated in Spanish, hence the main spirit used. Subtle smokiness, herbaceous flavour and nuttiness, with a touch of fruity and citrusy components, this cocktail hits all the spots for taste buds!” Simone De Luca

Ultima Palabra25 ml (.8 oz) mezcal

25 ml (.8 oz) green Chartreuse

25 ml (.8 oz) maraschino liqueur

25 ml (.8 oz) pineapple juice

25 ml (.8 oz) fresh lime juice

1 thyme sprig, as garnish

Shake hard over ice (a little longer than usual to get proper dilution, otherwise flavours may be a bit too strong). Double-strain into a chilled coupette and add the garnish.

gaz sez: I used Vida mezcal to test this baby, and it made her purr like a snow leopard. The Last Word is such a fine template for variation, and Simone pulled this one off in high style.

 

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