Fill a cocktail shaker partway with ice. Add the cognac, lime juice, and orgeat. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coup or cocktail glass and top with the bitters and lemon peel. Enjoy immediately.
Using a whisk, hand blender, or stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, whip the cream until it just holds soft peaks. Beat in the smaller amount of orgeat, adding more if you like. Continue whipping until the cream holds soft peaks once more. Chill until needed.
This almondy whipped cream is delectable on summer fruit desserts, or try a dollop over a cup of whiskey-kissed coffee. Orgeat varies in sweetness, so add more or less to your taste.Nutritional values are based on one drink.