Trinidad Sour cocktail is a classic drink with an interesting ingredient list and complex and delicious flavor. Made with rye whiskey, lemon juice, Orgeat syrup, and a heavy ratio of bitters, the balanced combination of flavors is impressive. A classic shake and strain cocktail, you need to give this Trinidad Sour recipe a try.
Zingy lemon and almond-citrus notes of Orgeat Syrup blend into the bitters and spicy whiskey to create a drink that is surprisingly balanced and delightful. It is sour, bitter, and intriguing all at the same time with each sip.
How to Make a Trinidad Sour
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake well until ingredients are well combined and chilled
- Strain into a glass
What is Angostura Bitters
Bitters are spirits infused with herbs, spices, and other botanicals used to add flavor and complexity to cocktails. Angostura Bitters are the most popular and commonly used Bitters. A key ingredient in the classic Old Fashioned, bitters are essential in your bar inventory and will last in your pantry for years.
What is Orgeat Syrup
Orgeat Syrup is a nonalcoholic almond-citrus syrup used in cocktails. Its unique flavor and rich texture make it a staple in the Trinidad Sour recipe.
How to Serve
Serve your Trinidad Sour cocktail in a stemmed wine glass or martini glass immediately to enjoy chilled. No garnish is needed.
Really 1 1/2 Ounces of Bitters?
Don’t worry, 1 1/2 ounces of bitters is not a typo. While most cocktails that contain Bitters only ask for a dash or two, when it comes to the Trinidad Sour it is the base of the drink. Since it has such a high alcohol content (about 45%), it is used as an actual liqueur.
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- 1 1/2 ounces Angostura Bitters
- 1 ounce Orgeat Syrup
- 3/4 ounce Lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce Rye Whiskey
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Pour in all the ingredients.
- Shake well.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.