3/4 oz Rothman & Winter Apriot Liqueur
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Last Friday, Andrea and I traveled down to Lineage in Brookline for dinner. When I asked bartender Ryan Lotz what new drinks they had been tinkering with, he mentioned that one of them was a rum-based play on the Last Word that he and fellow bartender Brendan Pratt had come up with. Beside the Smith & Cross Rum instead of gin, they exchanged the classic's maraschino for apricot liqueur. Indeed, the ingredients list reminded me as much of the Periodista and Culross as they did the Last Word. The recipe's genesis was so recent that it lacked a name; when I considered the nautical history of the rum style, I proffered the "Final Voyage" and both Ryan and Brendan seemed pleased by that suggestion.