Japanese Cocktail



Short & Boozy

Preptime: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

In 1860 the foreign ministry of Japan sent the first delegation to the US. They stayed a couple of doors down from "professor" Jerry Thomas' bar at 622 Broadway. This cocktail appears in his 1862 edition of The Bon vivant's Companion and is believed to be one of his actual own inventions. We like to imagine the delegation coming in to see the professor at work, and him making up something for them on the spot. Consider it a brandy old fashioned using orgeat as a sweetener.


  • Chilled Coupette Glass
  • Stirring Glass
  • Jigger
  • Hawthorn Strainer
  • Bar Spoon


  • 6 cl Cognac
  • 1,5 cl Oregeat Syrup
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  1. Chill a coupette glass
  2. Add ingredients to stirring glass
  3. Fill stirring glass with ice and stir 20 times
  4. Strain into coupette glass
  5. Spray and garnish with a lemon twist

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