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Food & dining


Two classic cocktails merge to make one refreshing aperitif

The Last Word and the Hemingway Daiquiri are two beloved classic cocktails that you’ll typically find popping up early at bars dipping their toes into the crafty drinking waters. They come with plenty of history. The Regal Beagle in Brookline provides an irresistible wrinkle to the drink: Their Hemingway’s Last Word, as you can surmise from its name, combines the two drinks in one.

“They both get ordered a lot here by people who know their classic cocktails,” says Regal Beagle bar manager Grant Anderson. “I figured it would be a fun way to present both of them.” The sharp, herbal, lightly sweet Last Word, a Prohibition-era cocktail first served at the Detroit Athletic Club, as the story goes, was rediscovered about 10 years ago at Seattle’s Zig Zag Cafe; it soon spread throughout the country.

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