The Brandy Crusta cocktail, with its characteristic long lemon peel garnish and crusted sugar rim (the “crusta”), was invented around 1850 in New Orleans. It’s a refreshing, citrus laced drink with a kick. Sort of like a brandy margarita.
2 oz brandy
1 tsp Cointreau
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Long strip of lemon peel
1. Slice a lemon in half. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with the lemon and dip into sugar to coat the edge.
2. Shake brandy, lemon juice, Cointreau and bitters in a shaker with ice and strain into the prepared glass. Add lemon peel.
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