Japanese Cocktail

Japanese Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

All we know about this brandy-based cocktail is that it was created by Jerry Thomas who never in fact travelled to Asia, or Japan for that matter, thus making the reasoning behind its name a mystery.


  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist to garnish


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the lemon twist, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Slowly stir the mixture for 30 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish the drink with the lemon zest twist and then serve immediately.

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