Brandy crusta is a classic cocktail made with brandy, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and a sugared rim. It is often garnished with a strip of lemon rind.
Brandy crusta recipe
Mix all ingredients with ice cubes in a mixing glass. Strain into slim cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.
To make a Brandy Crusta drink:
Combine 52.5 ml brandy, 7.5 ml Maraschino Luxardo, 1 Bar spoon Curaçao, 15 ml fresh lemon juice, 1 Bar spoon simple syrup, and 2 dashes aromatic bitters in a mixing glass.
Add ice cubes to the mixing glass.
Stir the ingredients well until they are well chilled and combined.
Rim a slim cocktail glass with sugar.
Strain the Brandy Crusta drink into the rimmed cocktail glass.
Enjoy the drink immediately while it is still chilled.
Chill the glass: Make sure to chill the glass beforehand so that it stays cool when you pour the drink.
Rim the glass with sugar and lemon zest: Dip the rim of the glass in a mixture of sugar and lemon zest, which will add a sweet and zesty flavor to the drink.
Use high-quality brandy: Choose a high-quality brandy that will complement the other flavors.
Add fresh lemon juice: Add fresh lemon juice to the brandy, sugar, and triple sec mixture to give the drink a tart, refreshing flavor.
Use a large ice cube: Use a large ice cube in the drink, which will melt slowly and dilute the brandy slowly.
Garnish with a lemon twist: Add a lemon twist to the drink for an extra burst of flavor and an elegant finishing touch.
One alcohol-free alternative to the drink Brandy Crusta is a mocktail made with fresh lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup, bitters, and a splash of grenadine. It can be served in a sugar-rimmed glass or with a slice of orange to mimic the flavors of Brandy Crusta. This non-alcoholic version is refreshing, tangy, and has a subtle sweetness that balances the tartness of the citrus juices. It can be enjoyed at any time without the buzz.