History of the Japanese cocktail
The Japanese Cocktail is a classic cocktail that was first introduced in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 book “The Bar-Tender’s Guide”. It is made with cognac, orgeat syrup, and bitters, and is said to have been inspired by the arrival of the first Japanese delegation to the United States in 1860. The cocktail was created to honor the delegation’s visit and is often described as a fusion of American and Japanese flavors. The Japanese Cocktail has been a popular drink in bars around the world ever since.