The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to have created this cocktail in the early 20th century. The potent combination of Cognac and orange-flavored liqueur shaken until ice cold with lemon juice is a timeless classic.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle sugar on a small plate. Lightly wet half the rim of of a coupe glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in sugar to coat. Set the glass in the refrigerator to chill.

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  • Combine Cognac, orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled, sugar-rimmed coupe.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 0.1g; sodium 2.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2012
This is such a simple drink it is a shame that there are so many odd variations out there. The trick to this drink is to use a quality lemon such as Meyer. The standard American lemon is too sour for this drink. Also cognac is often suggested as an ingredient but a good French brandy such as St. Remy XO works equally well if not better. I find that the smaller chipped ice works better than cubes but use whatever you have in the freezer. If you opt for the sugar-rimmed glass use superfine sugar for the best results. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
Classy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
Vary the lemon juice according to how much you like the sour taste of lemon. Most other recipes call for 3/4 oz. If you want a less sour flavor you can add a little simple syrup or agave. If you are making at home I think the sugar rim is unnecessary but to each their own. Read More
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