Brandy Crusta

The Brandy Crusta was originally made with Cognac but can also be made with brandy, bourbon or rye whiskey. It’s also one of the few cocktails that you garnish before making the drink.

2 oz. Cognac
1 tsp. orange Curaçao
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: sugar rim and lemon curl

Cut a lemon in half. Pare the full peel off half and squize the juice from the lemon. Prepare a glass by moistening the rim with lemon and dipping it in sugar, then carefully curling the lemon peel around the inside of the glass. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into glass and add 1 small cube of ice.

Adapted from Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh