2 oz brandy
½ oz Small Hand Foods Orgeat
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or freshly grated nutmeg.
adapted from Jerry Thomas, How To Mix Drinks, 1862
Created to commemorate the first visit by the Japanese Consulate to the US Embassy in 1860, which is why it is called the Japanese yet contains no Japanese ingredients.