Prep: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving

Cocktail Royalty, Evolved

Adding a tart kick of rhubarb to the age-old brandy crusta, this four-ingredient cocktail simplifies its predecessor in effort, but adds its fair share of complexity in flavor.


1 ½ oz. Brandy or cognac
¾ oz. Dry curacao or triple sec
½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. Rhubarb Tincture


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with white sugar.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Created By: Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.