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The Oriental Cocktail


The Oriental

The Oriental

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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 hence the name.This cocktail is easy to prepare, quick and surprisingly tasty. Try this one the next time you'd like to try something 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 martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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