Bamboo Cocktail

A cocktail garnished with an orange peel.
Reprinted with permission from "Shake. Stir. Sip"by Kara Newman, copyright © 2016. Published by Chronicle Books. Photo by John Lee.

This classic cocktail was created in the 1890s by Louis Eppinger, manager of the Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, to serve to visiting dignitaries. The symmetry of this drink is admirable — even two types of bitters, dashed out in equal proportion.


  • 1.5 ounces dry sherry
  • 1.5 ounces dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • orange twist


In an ice-filled mixing glass, combine the sherry, vermouth and both bitters. Stir for 20 to 30 seconds until well chilled, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with the orange twist before serving.

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