Commodore Perry

PDT, Manhattan

This version of pioneering mixologist Jerry Thomas's classic Japanese Cocktail takes its name from Matthew C. Perry, an American naval officer whose Pacific voyages in the 1850s helped secure U.S. trade relations with Japan.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  • 2 ounces chilled Champagne

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Cognac, pineapple juice and orgeat and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and top with the Champagne.

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