Keeping a low profile this weekend close to home? This slow sipping cocktail is nice to linger over as you witness the shift in the day's temperature. The recipe was developed in the 1890s by Louis Eppinger in Japan (hence the name). It is simple and straightforward with added aromatics from 2 types of bitters. Found via Saveur, this is one to keep handy as the weather continues to get cooler; it'll help you shift into a fall frame of mind.
1 1/2 ounces dry amontillado sherry
1 1/2 ounces Noilly Prat dry vermouth (I used Dolin)
2 dashes orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Twist of lemon
Place a small cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes prior to mixing drink. In a shaker filled halfway with cracked ice, combine sherry, vermouth, and bitters. Stir ingredients for 20–30 seconds until well chilled, then strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add a twist of lemon and serve. (Serves 1)