The Emerson is a cousin to the Last Word and Aviation, or, if you prefer, a Martinez Sour. Altered from the original measurements to make a more spirituous and drier cocktail. Improved by the addition of bitter vermouth. Some suggest Dubonnet in its place.


Appears in Jacques Straub's Drinks, 1914.

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  • Greenhook Old Tom Gin, Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth. Very tasty but lacking in depth, otherwise would have been a 5. — ★★★★
  • 3.5 if I could. Oddly, tastes a bit like a classier screwdriver. — ★★★
  • on the sweet side. — ★★★★
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