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The Oriental Cocktail Recipe


Oriental Cocktail

Oriental Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Oriental Cocktail is an old classic originally published in The Savoy Cocktail Book, and while it contains no ingredients that hail from the Far East, it was probably quite exotic at the time and reminded someone of their travels there, hence the name.

This cocktail is easy to prepare, quick, and surprisingly tasty. Try this one the next time you'd like something a little different. Featuring the spiciness of rye whiskey cut with Cointreau, sweet vermouth and lime juice, the Oriental is a surprisingly sophisticated tipple.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Add all ingredients in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.
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