How to Make the Perfect D’USSE Sidecar

Miami Crowd had the chance to meet with D’USSE Cognac’s Cellar Master, Michel Casavecchia, while he was visiting Miami from Cognac, France. D’USSE Cognac is a byproduct of a partnership between Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Bacardi Limited and while Jay-Z leads global strategy for the brand, it is also Michel’s unrelenting commitment to creating D’USSE’s bold, unique flavor that has made the drink a universal sensation. So, we had the opportunity to sit down with Michel and find out exactly how we can “drink like Jay-Z and other VIPs.”

D’USSE is known for its large celebrity fan club that includes A-list names like Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Romeo Santos, and Meek Mill and was integrated into every stop of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run II tour.

Image courtesy of D’USSE
Image courtesy of D’USSE

Casavecchia was able to share how to prepare the perfect sidecar using Dusse Cognac.

D’USSE Sidecar Recipe:
2 oz- D’USSE Cognac
1 oz- Grand Marnier
1/2 oz- Fresh Lemon Juice
Glassware: Coup
Garnish: Lemon Peel
Garnish: Sugar Rim

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.  Rim a chilled coup glass with sugar.  Shake and strain.  Garnish with a lemon peel.