Japanese Cocktail

Despite dating back to 1862 and being credited to the legendary bartender, Jerry Thomas, the Japanese cocktail isn’t one you’ll see on a menu at many cocktail bars. This simple combination of Cognac, orgeat (almond syrup), and bitters is on the sweeter end of the spectrum, but still offers some complexity.

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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander – a classic dessert cocktail with a reputation that even includes a history of popularity among a few of The Beatles. (I’d have never known that if it weren’t for reading the back story in Robert Simonson’s book, 3-Ingredient Cocktails. Regardless, with the right Cognac and crème de cacao, it’s the perfect dessert cocktail that isn’t overbearingly sweet.

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