1 oz Orgeat
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
Instructions

Shake, double strain, cocktail glass, no garnish.

Notes

Yes, that's 1 full ounce of bitters, 44% ABV.

History

This was a riff on the Trinidad Especial from Valentino Bolognese, which also has an entry here.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Giuseppe Gonzalez, Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY
Year
2009
Is an
altered recipe
Curator
4 stars
Average
4.5 stars
(45 ratings)
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From other users
  • One of the greatest cocktails of all time. — ★★★★★
  • Oh, tasty. I added egg whites. Visually gorgeous. — ★★★★
  • Paula Garner Rec
  • Complex and balanced. Wonderful aftertaste. — ★★★★★
  • fuck yeah. — ★★★★★
  • Excellent. I was afraid of it before I tried it, but it's amazing. — ★★★★★
  • Classic sour combo of flavors. Unexpectedly nice. Lots of christmas spices. Added scant 1/4 oz aged rum for a little more roundness. Taste merits a 4 but it is a unique enough flavor that people will probably love it or ha — ★★★
  • Very spicy and delicious. Not particularly bitter — ★★★★★
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Comments
Dan commented on 11/22/2010:

So that's why they make Angostura in those huge bottles...


A fantastic drink - the orgeat barely holds off the Angostura's bitterness, and opens it up nicely. I can't figure out why the Rye's there, but this is a winner of a counterintuitive drink.


I decided to try this since I have this newly found surplus of homemade orgeat... Absolutely delicious, 5/5. Orgeat finishes cocktails in the same way a nice Picada finishes a Spanish seafood stew.


Casey commented on 7/30/2013:

Fantastic. I need to go buy some some extra bottles of Angostura.


The Trinidad Sour I know and love includes an egg white. Mmm...


bza commented on 5/26/2014:

The Trinidad sour you know and love is wrong.


Yum! I like it--it's kinda like a vacation in a cold glass.


Also great with lime subbed for lemon and Smith & Cross subbed for Rittenhouse.


Reminds me of a full-bodied falernum which probably makes sense given the lemon and almond notes it should have, this is a 10/10, unbelievable!