Chicago. "The second city" or "the city of big shoulders" is also the city of big drinkers. The Chicago Cocktail is like the city itself. Simple, unpretentious and it will knock you on your ass. It's our kind of town. Let's get mixing!
2 ounces of Brandy
1/2 ounce of Triple Sec
A dash of bitters (Orange or Angostura)
Coarse sugar for the rim
Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with water or lemon juice, your choice.
Coat the rim in coarse sugar.
Pour the Brandy, Triple Sec & Bitters into a shaker with ice.
Strain into the sugar-rimmed glass.
Garnish with maraschino cherries.