Japanese Cocktail Recipe


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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 ounces cognac

  • 1/2 ounce orgeat

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Lemon peel for garnish


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

  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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

Special equipment

Mixing glass, bar spoon

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
181 Calories
1g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)