Brandy crusta
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.

Brandy crusta

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.

Satan’s whiskers
Ingredients: 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1/4 oz Grand Marnier or orange curacao, 3 dashes orange bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Bitters: A History
As Brad Thomas Parsons notes, this is one of the best-named cocktails out there, especially for Halloween parties. Even more appropriately, it’s pumpkin-colored (unless you use blood orange juice to make it, in which case it’s blood-colored! Perfect, right?). If you want the cocktail to be “straight”, use Grand Marnier; if you want it to be “curly”, use curacao.
This tasted okay. I think as far as orange juice cocktails go I prefer either the burnt orange or the Bronx zoo; but it really is a PERFECT Halloween cocktail. You must try it.

Satan’s whiskers

Ingredients: 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1/4 oz Grand Marnier or orange curacao, 3 dashes orange bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Bitters: A History

As Brad Thomas Parsons notes, this is one of the best-named cocktails out there, especially for Halloween parties. Even more appropriately, it’s pumpkin-colored (unless you use blood orange juice to make it, in which case it’s blood-colored! Perfect, right?). If you want the cocktail to be “straight”, use Grand Marnier; if you want it to be “curly”, use curacao.

This tasted okay. I think as far as orange juice cocktails go I prefer either the burnt orange or the Bronx zoo; but it really is a PERFECT Halloween cocktail. You must try it.