Take a few minutes and properly clean or wash the work area that you will be using to prepare this exciting cocktail recipe. Remember to also wash your hands and all of the glasses and utensils that you will be using to put together this mixture. It is a good idea to keep all your work surfaces clean and free from bacteria to avoid any health issues later.
Take cocktail shaker an add 4 ounces of brandy in it. Remember if you want a light cocktail you can always reduce the amount of brandy that you add to this mixture.
Now add lemon juice in it, in order to make it fresher. Always use fresh lemon juice to get the best flavour out of this recipe.
Add Italian vermouth in cocktail shaker along with finely crushed ice cubes. Do not use too much ice as there is a good chance that your cocktail will be too watery.
Now cover shaker tightly and start shaking your cocktail for at least 1 minute so all ingredients blend together nicely. You will want a decent smooth texture in the mixture and try to check the consistency of this cocktail when shaking.
Your cocktail is ready. Now take crystal clear highball glass and strain cocktail in it. You can use whatever glasses that you find to be convenient.
Now decorate your glass with lemon slice as your fresh Emerald Cocktail is ready to serve. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to serve and garnish your cocktail. Your friends and family members will definitely enjoy sipping on this delicious cocktail.