Created by Harry at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris after WW1 for an eccentric Captain who would turn up at the bar in a chauffeur-driven motorbike sidecar. It is possibly derived from the Brandy Crusta.
It’s combination of a spirit with citrus juice and orange liqueur is said to be the precursor of many sour-style drinks, including the Margarita, the Kamikaze, and the Cosmopolitan.
The use of different brandies will influence the character of the drink.
- Meukow VSOP Cognac
- Lemon juice
- Step 1
Prepare a cocktail glass with a Sugar Rim by running a lemon wedge across the outside rim of the glass and dunking it in a plate of fine sugar granules
- Step 2
Remove any excess or unwanted sugar granules by wiping the inside of the glass with a clean cocktail napkin
- Step 3
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker
- Step 4
Fill shaker with ice and seal
- Step 5
Shake until chilled and mixed and double strain into the pre-prepared sugar rimmed cocktail glass
- Step 6
Garnish with a Lemon Twist