Japanese Cocktail Recipe

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Japanese Cocktail  Recipe

Invented by the deceased “Professor” Jerry Thomas, the Japanese Cocktail is considered by many to be the grandfather of bartending. It first appeared in his famous 1862 bartending guide “How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion.” Originally, lemon peels were stirred with the other ingredients in a rocks glass and the drink was served over ice. Over the years small things were replaced and we now have a Japanese Cocktail with lime juice that is served up. In either case, it is an incredibly delicious drink and a classic you should not miss. Neither the drink nor the food is related to Japanese culture. Named after the first Japanese representatives to the United Nations who stayed near Thomas’ bar, the story goes that the name was inspired by them.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Japanese Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Japanese Cocktail Recipe is 212 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Japanese Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Glass


  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces cognac
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters
  • Lime peel, or lemon peel, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the ingredients.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Fill a chilled cocktail glass halfway with ice and strain into it.
  • Serve with a lemon or lime peel as a garnish. Serve and have fun.

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