1 1⁄4 oz Bourbon
1 1⁄4 oz Cognac
1⁄4 oz Orgeat
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.


I was inspired by the orgeat-Maraschino pairing in Tiki drink like the Gold Cup, and I wondered how I could transfer that flavor unit. This morphed into the idea of a mashup, and I thought about simple classics that utilized these two sweeteners. The two that called out were the Japanese Cocktail from Jerry Thomas' 1862 How to Mix Drinks and the Fancy Free from Crosby Gaige's 1941 Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion. With both drinks being spirit, sweetener, and bitters in an Old Fashioned style, it was easy enough to merge them.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Gallivanting in Golden Gai
FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 2/14/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, River Bar, Somerville, MA
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author's original creation
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4 stars
(11 ratings)
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  • Way too strong which is to be expected with specs like this.
  • Used Leopold Mar., McKenna 10year bonded bourbon. Good. Maybe Luxardo would be better. Tried another version with .5oz lemon juice and dash pistachio liquor and chinese 5 spice. Shake. was better.
  • Made with oat-geat. Strong drink with an almond-butter flavor. Likable, I think more interesting than its antecedents.
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Another 5 in my cocktail list for a Yarm creation. I don't know how you do it, Fred, but don't stop.