Japanese Cocktail
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About this Cocktail

Published in Jerry Thomas' first book of cocktails in 1862, this is the first cocktail on record to have a creative name and not one merely indicative of its ingredients. We can only conjecture as to why he called it "Japanese."

  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz orgeat
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake and strain.

  • Billy Helmkamp
    Never seen this with lime. Interesting variation. Gotta try it sometime.
  • Tao Zrafi
    I dont think the original version had lime, i love about it the use of orgeat without the need to balance with acidity, just the bitters and a crafty hand will do the trick and i love that about making cocktails
  • Darrin  Ylisto
    Wasn't it called Japanese Cocktail because it was made in honor of a Japanese government/business delegation that stayed at the hotel? And the lime version is better.

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