Japanese Cocktail

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.

Japanese Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 1
Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:Mixing glass, bar spoon


  • 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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