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Brandy Crusta 21

Brandy Crusta 21
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Superfine sugar
  • 2 ounces Hennessy VS Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce orange Curacao
  • 1/4 ounce Maraschino Luxardo liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Dash Angostura bitters

Step 1Before mixing, prepare a cocktail glass as follows: Rub a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass and dip the glass in superfine sugar so the sugar adheres to the edge of the glass.

Step 2Pare half a lemon in a one-piece spiral; arrange the lemon peel spiral to line the inside of the glass.

Step 3Fill a small cocktail shaker with one-third cup cracked ice. Add the Cognac, Curacao, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters. Shake well. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass.

Note: From Tony Abou-Ganim, who created this drink for Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. Maraschino Luxardo is available at some specialty wine and liquor stores.

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