Ingredients: 2 oz brandy, 1/2 oz orange curacao, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 2 dashes Boker’s or Angostura bitters. Rim the edge of a glass with sugar (see here for instructions, replacing salt with sugar). Put a lemon spiral inside the glass, then shake the liquid ingredients together with ice and strain into the glass.
Source: Bitters: A History
The brandy crusta was invented in 1850, at the City Exchange bar in New Orleans, and both the margarita and sidecar are its direct descendants. As we all know, I love sidecars, so I liked the taste of this cocktail. But I totally did not prep the glass right. I think I should have used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar on the rim (cuz, you know, that really doesn’t look appetizing); and I can’t cut a lemon spiral for the life of me. The way it’s supposed to be presented sounds pretty cool.