Mr. Soulé’s Special

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


The invention of this orange-infused brandy cocktail is attributed to Henri Soule, the proprietor of the famed Manhattan restaurant Le Pavillon.


  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. superfine sugar
  • 2 oz. cognac, preferably V.S.O.P
  • 2 (1/4"-wide) strips orange peel


instruction 0

In a cocktail shaker, stir together the lemon juice and sugar until dissolved. Add cognac and 1 strip orange peel along with 2 cups cracked ice. Cover and shake vigorously until well-chilled, 10–15 seconds.

instruction 1

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish the rim with remaining strip of orange peel.

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