Bamboo

MATTHEW KELLY / SUPERCALL

The Bamboo is a truly global cocktail. It was created in the 1890s at the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan, by German bartender Louis Eppinger and went on to find fame in the United States. It was so popular, in fact, that it was sold pre-bottled in the states for easy drinking and immediate access—not that it’s hard to make. Made with equal parts sherry and dry vermouth, with just a couple dashes each of Angostura and orange bitters, it’s easy to commit to memory and even easier to stir together.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz sherry
  • 1.5 oz dry vermouth
  • 1-2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1-2 dashes bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass with ice.

Step two

Stir and strain into a chilled coupe.

Step three

Garnish with an orange twist.

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