Make This Cocktail: Bamboo

The Bamboo cocktail dates back to the 1890s, apparently created by bartender Louis Eppinger at the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan. (That hotel closed in 1923 after it was badly damaged by the Great Kantō Earthquake, which destroyed nearly 80% of Yokohama; four years later, the rebuilt Hotel New Grand opened and remains in business today.) By 1901 it had crossed the Pacific and was so popular in the U.S. that it was sold in premixed bottles.


  • 1½ ounces fino sherry
  • 1½ ounces dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon rich simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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