• 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • 2 ounces cognac (or other brandy)
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (preferably Cointreau, but another like Triple Sec will do)
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Orange or lemon peel, for garnish


  • If sugaring the rim of the glass: Pour white sugar onto a plate. Run a lemon wedge along the rim of your chilled cocktail glass (our coupe glass), and dip the rim into the plate of sugar. Set aside.
  • Add cognac, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into the chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or orange twist, if desired. Serve cold.

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