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Makes about 8 drinks

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1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
1 cup brandy or cognac
Sugar for coating martini glasses


1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1/4 cup of the syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup Cointreau and 1/2 cup brandy. Shake vigorously until quite cold and strain into 4 frozen, sugar-rimmed martini glass. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 more drinks.


Grace Parisi,

July 2010
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