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
Fill a mixing glass half full with ice. Add cognac, orgeat, and bitters. Stir well.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Twist lemon peel over the drink and drop in as a garnish.