The Emperor Cocktail Recipe

Drink being poured into wineglass
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

This recipe is a wonderful introduction to Unicum, an herbal liqueur from Hungary that was re-released in the United States in 2013. The herbal blend of herbs and spices is unique, and it is best compared to other amaros such as Averna.

The Emperor cocktail displays the digestif beautifully and simply. In it, Unicum is delicately enhanced with sweet vermouth and orange curacao. This is a perfect drink to conclude a nice dinner party.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with an orange twist.