Generic Crusta Recipe

Generic Crusta Recipe

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Use the spirit of your choice to make this classic crusta cocktail. Brandy, whiskey and rum are usually the most popular varieties used in this blend.


  • 1-3/4 ounces spirit of choice
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce sugar
  • Lemon peel twist to garnish
  • Brown sugar to rim glass


  1. Rim a cocktail glass with brown sugar and then set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the lemon twist, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then double strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish the drink with the lemon zest twist and then serve immediately.

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