Named after a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke about the Carthusian Order tending botanical plants, the drink gets a dose of those herbs from absinthe and monk-made Chartreuse. For a twist on the Last Word, the drink that drove the charge of the cocktail revolution, Alex Conde creates a stark, refined drink with lush texture and a complexity that the original drink never had.
1 ounce egg white
1 ounce gin, preferably Blue Coat
1 ounce lime juice
¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
¾ ounce Green Chartreuse
In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg white, gin, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, Chartreuse and absinthe. Shake well. Add the ice and shake very well a second time. Double-strain into a cocktail glass. Serve.