Bad Word Cocktail

Bad Word

The Bad Word Cocktail is a variation of the original Last Word, which is originally from the prohibition era. This drink was so popular it eventually made its way into Ted Saucier’s “Bottoms Up” cocktail book. After which, it eventually disappeared into history. But in 2005, Murray Stenson from Zig Zags Café was looking for something old to make new again. So while reading Bottoms Up, he stumbled upon the Last Word, and the rest is history.

Bartenders love to play around with cocktails looking for that new flavour, sparkly thing to present to patrons and Dan Chadwick is no exception. The Bad Word Cocktail starts with the Last Word as a template. That being an equal measures cocktail, meaning equal amounts of spirit, acid, herbal, and something different. So Dan added some Gran Classico bitters to it, and he came up with a Gimlet-meets-Negroni style drink. Sweet yet slightly bitter with hints of lime. But because not everyone can get Gran Classico, we have substituted Aperol; with its slight bitterness and orange notes, it is the perfect way to introduce a herbal cocktail to a novice cocktail drinker.

Bad Word Cocktail

Bad Word


  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz Aperol


  • Add all of the ingredients to a shaker glass.
    1 oz Lime Juice, 1 oz Dry Gin, 1 oz Green Chartreuse, 1 oz Aperol
  • Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a coupe.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.04mg


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