1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a flute glass, and top with champagne (Gruet Blanc de Blancs). Twist a lemon peel over the top (I included the twist).
After the Vatican City, I wanted one more drink to round out my Saturday night post-shift libations. Therefore, I began flipping through the Death & Co. Cocktail Book and stumbled upon Phil Ward's variation on the Last Word, the Julien Sorel, that he created in 2008. This variation stood out in two ways: Cognac as the spirit and it being a sparkling cocktail. I have had another sparkling wine Last Word-like drink, the Afterword, as well as a beer one, the Word to Your Mom, but the Cognac part was unique.