The Japanese Cocktail

January 15, 2014

Author Notes: Created to commemorate the first visit by the Japanese Consulate to the US Embassy in 1860, which is why it is called the Japanese yet contains no Japanese ingredients. Adapted from Jerry Thomas, How To Mix Drinks, 1862.Good Food Awards

Serves: 1


  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 ounce Small Hand Foods Orgeat
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
In This Recipe


  1. Stir all ingredients over ice in a chilled pint glass for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Twist a piece of lemon zest over the top of the drink, rub it around the rim and drop it into the glass.

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