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Brandy Crusta

Brandy Crusta
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During his Bar Shift in New York City, Daniel Victory’s Brandy Crusta served as a reminder of his native New Orleans. The legendary cocktail was invented there and has been the base formula of countless other drinks that have inspired Victory since.


  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1/4 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 tsp maraschino liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist
  • Garnish: sugar rim


  1. Rim a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.

  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.