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Nicky Finn

The Nicky Finn cocktail is one you could definitely refer to as sophisticated. There’s no frou-frou, no mixers you could buy out of a vending machine.

Nicky Finn drink with lemon twist

But it’s an easy, smooth drink that doesn’t demand a specially trained palate. Brandy gets pleasantly overwhelmed by Cointreau and lemon juice, and that little dash of Pernod makes sure all the other ingredients play nice together.

Overhead view of Nicky Finn drink with lemon twist

Enjoy a Nicky Finn at a bar, with dinner, or with a conversation.

Nicky Finn drink with lemon twist with fruit jar


  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash Pernod

Fill a shaker with cracked ice. Add all ingredients and shake them well. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Add lemon twist and/or cherry for garnish.