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The Brandy Crusta was invented by Joseph Santini at the City Exchange bar and café in New Orleans around 1850. One of the drink’s distinguishing characteristics is its long lemon-peel garnish; it’s easily created using a vegetable peeler. (Crusta refers to moistening the rim of a glass, coating it with sugar and letting it dry into a crust.) Slideshow: More Brandy Cocktails 

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Makes 1 Drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Moisten a rocks glass rim with the wedge; coat with sugar. Add the zest to the glass. Fill a shaker with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; shake well. Strain into the glass.

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