Le Premier Word

Le Premier Word

  • Preparation 5 min
  • Servings 1

This play on the classic Last Word cocktail (gin, Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice) is a tribute to Montreal—and Canada. I used a local British-style gin, local apple cider and the French herbal liqueur, Chartreuse. The final touch of Scotch is a nod to the country’s Celtic side and adds wonderful depth. –Kate Boushel, bartender, Atwater Cocktail Club, Montreal

Featured in RICARDO Magazine WINTER 2017 (p. 92)
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free



    • Ice cubes
    • 1 oz (30 ml) gin
    • ½ oz (15 ml) Chartreuse
    • ½ oz (15 ml) lemon juice
    • 1 oz (30 ml) hard sparkling cider
    • Smoky Scotch whisky (optional)
    • Long lemon zest


Note from Ricardo

This recipe was created by Kate Boushel, bartender at Montreal's Atwater Cocktail Club.

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