The Japanese Slipper – we’ve all heard of the cocktail, but have we ever thought about where its name comes from? Japanese slippers may sound like a type of designer footwear, but the term originally referred to traditional, simple Japanese sandals, which in turn draw their origin from ancient Egyptian footwear.
These “Japanese slippers” are said to have first made their way to the West after the Second World War, when American servicemen brought them home from occupied Japan, and they eventually evolved into the rubber flip-flops we now wear to the beach.
However, what they have in common with the cocktail of the same name remains unknown to this day.
Variations on this recipe include substituting the triple sec for vodka, making for a powerful cocktail.
Ingredients - Japanese Slipper - (1 glass)
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Mixing Instruction - Japanese Slipper -
- Shake ingredients together and pour into a glass.
- Garnish with a red cherry.
- The proportions are similar to that of a Sidecar, so be sure to shake it well to ensure the flavors combine.
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