The Last Word Twist Competition is back for 2012

Following on from a hugely successful launch at the end of 2011 Chartreuse have brought back the ‘Who Will Have The Last Word’ competition for 2012.

Visiting numerous cities and countless bars across the country Chartreuse really are bringing this competition to you.

The idea is simple enough, Chartreuse will be visiting a different city each month and encouraging bars to come up with their own unique twist on the iconic Last Word cocktail (for more information on this classic click here). The three best will be picked and so begins a month long campaign to get their cocktail down the throats of willing punters in their venues.

Sian with her entry, we are assuming that it's perspective not a giant cocktail

The mastermind behind this competition is the Chartreuse UK Brand Ambassador Matthew Dakers, he had this to say about it:

‘The idea came from “The Final Ward”, which was created by Phil Ward, his drink is a simple twist on The Last Word yet is creative enough to stand as a separate classic. We at Chartreuse are looking for that next outstanding twist on such an iconic classic.’

The winning creation each month will receive the full range of Chartreuse for their bar as well as being filmed making their creation which will then appear on this very site (just like this). Each winner will also be shortlisted at the end of the year for the chance to go on the infamous ski trip in January.

February see’s the big green machine in Aberdeen where the following three bars are battling it out for top spot. Below are the recipes for you to have a look at and give a try yourselves if you fancy.

Iain's drink is so good it attracts lovely ladies

To find out when the competition is coming to your city and how you can enter simply send an email to Matthew Dakers @

‘The Last Wynd’ – Sian Ferguson, Ninety-Nine Bar & Kitchen
25ml Yellow Chartreuse
25ml Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
25ml Havana Club 3 yr old
25ml freshly-squeezed lime juice
Bar-spoon honey
Shake and fine strain all ingredients into a chilled coupette.

‘Cortez-Nik’ -Iain Selkirk, Dusk
25ml Green Chartreuse
25ml Cazadores Reposado Tequila
25ml Krupnik Honey liqueur
25ml freshly-squeezed lime juice
5ml agave nectar
Shake and fine strain all ingredients into a chilled cocktail glass.

‘The Last Hickey’ – Barry Hickey, Orchid

Barry was delighted to discover he had turned black and white

25ml Green Chartreuse
25ml El Jimador Reposado Tequila
20ml St Germain Elderflower
25ml pink grapefruit juice
Shake and fine strain all ingredients into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with lavender brushed around glass then discarded.

The Aberdeen leg of Chartreuse’s ‘Last Word’ competition is being run in conjunction with 10 Dollar Shake (, a cocktail catering and industry events company based in Aberdeen.  Hit them up on Facebook for details on ‘The Green Lounge’, the Chartreuse-branded experiential club night taking place at Orchid on Thursday 23rd February.  More details: