- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 1 cup brandy or cognac
- Sugar for coating martini glasses
- In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1/4 cup of the syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup Cointreau and 1/2 cup brandy. Shake vigorously until quite cold and strain into 4 frozen, sugar-rimmed martini glass. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 more drinks.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.