The Last Word was first served at the DAC soon after it opened in 1915. For 35 cents, you got equal parts of gin (any kind you like), fresh lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and green chartreuse. By most accounts, it landed on the menu via visiting vaudevillian Frank Fogarty—AKA the Dublin Minstrel. He was a resident of Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood but occasionally performed in Detroit’s theatre district, just steps away from the athletic club. Frank ended up leaving show business in 1918 and he left The Last Word in Detroit. After that, there’s not much more on record about the cocktail. Frank returned to Brooklyn and worked for the Borough President for seven years before dying of pneumonia in 1925. The family he left behind included his only child, Frank Jr.