Japanese Cocktail

Japanese Cocktail
  • Yield:Serves 1
  • Active time:2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes

The Japanese Cocktail, curiously made with mostly French ingredients, is like an Old Fashioned with a rich and nutty twist. This classic cocktail included in Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tender's Guide in 1862.


  • 2 ounces cognac
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish


  1. 1.

    Fill a mixing glass half full with ice. Add cognac, orgeat, and bitters. Stir well.

  2. 2.

    Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

  3. 3.

    Twist lemon peel over the drink and drop in as a garnish.

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