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