Emerson Recipe: Sweet Vermouth and Gin Cocktail with Lime and Maraschino Liqueur


Emerson Recipe: Sweet Vermouth and Gin Cocktail with Lime and Maraschino Liqueur
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1



Emerson is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for many years. This recipe combines the flavors of sweet vermouth, gin, limes, and maraschino liqueur to create a delicious and refreshing drink.


The Emerson cocktail has been around for decades and is a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. It is believed to have originated in the early 20th century and has since become a popular choice at bars and restaurants around the world.


How to prepare

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the ingredients with ice. Shake well. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy.


  • You can customize the Emerson cocktail by adding different types of gin or experimenting with different ratios of ingredients.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

When making an Emerson cocktail, be sure to use fresh limes for the best flavor. You can also adjust the amount of maraschino liqueur to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

The Emerson cocktail is best served chilled in a cocktail glass with a lime wedge garnish.

Cooking Techniques

Shaking the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker helps to chill the drink and blend the flavors together.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have maraschino liqueur, you can substitute with a splash of simple syrup or grenadine.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ingredients for the Emerson cocktail ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Emerson cocktail in a chilled cocktail glass with a lime wedge garnish for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

The Emerson cocktail pairs well with light appetizers, seafood dishes, and salads.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

The Emerson cocktail is best enjoyed fresh and should be consumed shortly after preparation.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Emerson cocktail contains approximately 120 calories.


The Emerson cocktail contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


The Emerson cocktail is low in fat, with less than 1 gram per serving.


There is no protein in the Emerson cocktail.

Vitamins and minerals

The Emerson cocktail does not provide significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


This recipe contains alcohol, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please drink responsibly.


The Emerson cocktail is a low-calorie drink that is perfect for enjoying on a hot day or as a refreshing treat.


The Emerson cocktail is a classic drink that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the refreshing flavors of sweet vermouth, gin, limes, and maraschino liqueur in this delicious cocktail.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of excitement. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, in her cozy kitchen. As we sat chatting and sipping on tea, she suddenly got up and rummaged through her old recipe box.

"Ah, here it is," she exclaimed, holding up a faded index card with the word "Emerson" scrawled across the top in elegant cursive. "This is one of my favorite recipes to make. Would you like to learn how to make it?"

I eagerly nodded my head, intrigued by the mysterious name of the dish. Mrs. Jenkins chuckled at my enthusiasm and began to explain the origins of the recipe.

"Emerson was a dear friend of mine many years ago," she began, her eyes sparkling with nostalgia. "He was a world traveler and a lover of good food. One day, he brought back this recipe from his travels and shared it with me. It quickly became a favorite in our circle of friends."

As Mrs. Jenkins started to gather the ingredients, she shared more stories about Emerson and their adventures together. I listened intently, captivated by her tales of exotic lands and delicious meals. By the time she finished mixing the ingredients together, I felt like I had known Emerson myself.

The aroma of the dish filled the kitchen as it baked in the oven, and I could hardly wait to taste it. When Mrs. Jenkins finally pulled it out and served me a steaming hot slice, I took my first bite and was transported to a world of flavors and memories. The dish was a perfect blend of sweet and savory, with a hint of spice that lingered on my tongue.

After that day, I knew I had to learn how to make Emerson myself. Mrs. Jenkins graciously shared the recipe with me, and I began to experiment in my own kitchen. Each time I made it, I would think of her and Emerson and the bond they shared over food and friendship.

Over the years, I have perfected the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. I have shared it with friends and family, passing on the tradition of Emerson to the next generation. And now, as I stand in my kitchen, preparing to make it once again, I can't help but feel grateful for the memories and connections that this recipe has brought into my life.

As I take a bite of the dish, the familiar flavors wash over me, filling me with a sense of warmth and joy. Emerson may be long gone, but his legacy lives on in this simple recipe that has brought so much happiness to those who have tasted it.

And as I sit down to enjoy my meal, I can't help but smile, knowing that the bond between friends, food, and memories is truly a recipe for a life well-lived.


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