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The Japanese Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Despite its name, the Japanese Cocktail is an 1860’s American classic brandy drink! Orgeat syrup gives it an almond essence.


  • 2 ounces* brandy or Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice*
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters (or Angostura or orange bitters)


  1. Add the brandy, orgeat syrup, lemon juice, and bitters to mixing glass and stir with ice.
  2. Strain into cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with a lemon peel.


*To convert ounces to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Japanese cocktail