7. May 2015 by swizzzlestick
“Of the thirteen cocktails in Jerry Thomas´s How to Mix Drinks, the Japanese Cocktail is most likely the only true Jerry Thomas original.
There´s nothing remotely Asian in the Japanese Cocktail – no sake rinse, no powdered Wasabi rim, no cherry blossom garnish.
Instead, Thomas created it to mark the occasion of the first visit to the United States by a group of Japanese delegates in June 1860. Fortunately for all parties involved and generations of imbibers to come, the group was staying at the Metropolitan hotel, just a block from Thomas´s popular bar, where the delegation surely indulged in a tipple or two.”, Brad Thomas Parsons writes in his book Bitters.
2 ounces Cognac, 1/2 ounce Orgeat, 3 dashes Boker´s Bitters, garnish: Lemon Twist
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.
A very pleasant sweet cognac drink with notes of lemons and almond flavors.