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Brandy Crusta

August 4, 2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

This is a very old cocktail, invented in New Orleans in the 1850‘s. The way I like it is to prepare the sugar-rimmed glass ahead of time. After an hour or two in the refrigerator, the sugar is all stuck-on to the rim and creates a true Crust.

Based on the recipe in MIXSHAKESTIR: (Makes 2)

  • 3 oz (6 tbsp) Cognac
  • ½ oz (1 tbsp) Maraschino liquor
  • ½ oz (1 tbsp) Lemon juice
  • ¼ oz (½ tbsp)Tripe Sec or other orange liquor
  • 2 lemon peel spirals
  • Granulated Sugar (not superfine)


  1. From one lemon: Make 2 lemon peel spirals. Juice out ½ oz needed for the drinks. Save what’s left to moisten the rim of your glass.
  2. Prep the glass: Pour some sugar onto a small plate and shake to even it out. Moisten the outside edge of a glass with the lemon wedge and dip the rim in the sugar. Put 1 lemon peel in each glass. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Mix all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into prepared glasses.

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