This lovely sipping drink is the precursor to the Sidecar (cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, and sugared rim.) I served it in a champagne glass, so I doubled the amounts below in order to fill the glass. Ordinarily I would serve it in a small cocktail glass, but I have none as yet. A three ounce cordial glass would be perfect.
from: Vintage Cocktails
makes: ½ full champagne glass, double for a full glass
1 ½ oz. V.S. Cognac, or brandy
¼ oz. Maraschino liqueur (like Luxardo)
¼ oz. orange curaçao
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
Rub the juice from a lemon segment around the rim of a small cocktail glass and dip the rim in superfine sugar.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a small spiral of lemon around the inside rim of the glass.
*Variations: Stir with ice if desired before straining. Add a bit of simple syrup if more sweetness is desired.