|Angostura bitters||One dash|
|Lemon juice||Half teaspoon|
|Orange Curaçao||One teaspoon|
Cold Glass has the ultimate writeup on the obscure and under-appreciated Brandy Crusta, a Prohibition-era cocktail that paved the way for the Sidecar and many other cocktails. From the article:
In the long run, I suspect its characteristic of standing in the middle between the very popular Old-Fashioned and the very popular Sour was its undoing. It was, as they say, neither fish nor fowl; that ambiguity, combined with its labor-intensive presentation, kept it out of the mainstream.
As a result, the Brandy Crusta is more of an honored ancestor than a living cocktail. It’s too bad, because it is a tasty, and flashy, variant of the Old-Fashioned, and well worth having in the repertoire. Give it a try, and let me know what you think.