How To Make A Bamboo Cocktail
The Bamboo Cocktail is a mixture of Dry Vermouth and bitters. It was created by Louis Eppinger in the early 1890's for his guests at the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan in which he managed.
The Bamboo Cocktail has a very distinct, semi-sweet taste that makes it one very unique cocktail. The mixture of the two bitters together will bring cocktail lovers and wine lovers wanting to make this as often as possible.
Follow instructions below to make a Bamboo Cocktail for two people. To make up to four Bamboo Cocktails, double each ingredient as followed. All liquor ingredients can be found at a local liquor store, others can be found at local grocery store.
You will need:
- 1 1/2 ounces of Dry Vermouth
- 1 1/2 ounces of Sherry
- Two dashes of Orange bitters
- Two dashes of Angostura bitters (Angostura bitters is easily recognizable by its distinctive oversized label)
- Fresh Lemon slice
- Large green olive for garnish (preferably cold)
1. In a mixing glass, pour the 1 1/2 oz of both Dry Vermouth and Sherry.
2. Add the Orange bitters as well as the Angostura bitters in the mixing glass. Stir well.
3. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Be sure you chill the glass for at least 30 minutes prior to adding the ingredients.
4. Add a lemon slice on top of mixture or the lemon zest. (zest is just the peel of the lemon)
5. Place large green olive on a cocktail toothpick and place inside of drink.