Japanese Cocktail in 7 Simple Steps

Japanese Cocktail Recipe

The Japanese cocktail stays true to the original definition of a cocktail – spirit, bitters and sweetener. Originally developed to commemorate a Japanese dignitary’s visit to NY.

Japanese Cocktail in 7 Simple Steps

The Japanese Cocktail recipe stays true to the original definition of a cocktail – spirit, bitters and sweetener…although I did think it was too sweet so when I make it next time, I would reduce the orgeat ever so slightly.

The cocktail is featured in Jeffery Morgenthaler’s book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique and apparently it was originally created by Jerry Thomas to commemorate the visit of a Japanese dignitary to New York.

How to make a Japanese Cocktail

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How to make a Japanese Cocktail
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Ingredients

  • 60mL Cognac
  • 15mL Orgeat
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Instructions

  1. Add ice to your mixing glass
  2. Add the cognac, orgeat and bitters
  3. Stir for 20 seconds
  4. Strain into a chilled coupe
  5. Garnish with a twist of lemon

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