Orange zest twist (a lemon zest twist is more classic). Some also like a sugared rim but my version of the classic is balanced so rendering this embellishment superfluous.
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|Triple sec liqueur|
|Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|Pineau des Charentes blanc|
|Chilled water (omit if wet ice)|
Complex and just on the tart side of balanced so still very much a sour. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer with a sugar rim.
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