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Brandy Crusta

Brandy Crusta
Image: / Tim Nusog 

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 orange curaçao

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • Garnish: lemon twist

  • Garnish: sugar rim


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

  2. Add the brandy, orange curaçao, lemon juice, simple syrup, maraschino liqueur and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.