Maiden's Kiss (Improved)

12 oz Licor 43 (liqueur)
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur
12 oz Triple sec
12 oz Green Chartreuse
12 oz Bénédictine
34 oz Lemon
Way too sweet initially. 1/2 oz Lemon was barely enough. 3/4 is better. Might try 1 oz Lemon for a tart presentation. One is enough. Tried adding some Gin, but I don't think it improved it, and it diluted the flavor.
From other users
  • Made with a fat 3/4 lemon, and Tuaca. Tasty candy. I get a lot of pineapple from this. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Wow! 1 oz. Lemon is the way to go! No processing notes, so I just shook with ice and served up. Also, I used Yellow Chartreuse. Yet another awesome spin on the Last Word with extra ingredients and without the horrible gin... — ☆☆☆☆☆
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Tried a halfsie of this with

Tried a halfsie of this with yellow chartreuse (as the original recipe used it) and the higher lemon juice spec.  Still a whole lotta sweet on sweet, with a not unpleasant rounded, sweet mid-palate, and the maraschino being the most prominent flavor.  Tried it again with green chartreuse, which was noticeably better balanced.  So I'd suggest using green chartreuse as indicated and kick it up to 1 oz lemon juice, and possibly do an expressed lemon swath garnish.