Trinidad Sour

1 oz Bitters, Angostura
1 oz Orgeat
34 oz Lemon juice
12 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
Shake, double strain, cocktail glass, no garnish.
Yes, that's 1 full ounce of bitters, 44% ABV.
This was a riff on the Trinidad Especial from Valentino Bolognese, which also has an entry here.
From other users
  • Very spicy and delicious. Not particularly bitter — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • 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 — ☆☆☆
  • fuck yeah. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Oh, tasty. I added egg whites. Visually gorgeous. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Complex and balanced. Wonderful aftertaste. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Paula Garner Rec
  • One of the greatest cocktails of all time. — ☆☆☆☆☆
Similar cocktails
  • Trinidad Especial — Bitters, Pisco, Orgeat, Lime juice
  • The Runaway — Bitters, Rye, Batavia Arrack, Orgeat, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
  • The Mexico City Sour — Amargo-Vallet, Mezcal, Orgeat, Lemon juice
  • Sicario — Amargo-Vallet, Navy strength rum, Lemon juice, Coconut syrup
  • Milano Sour — Fernet Branca, Rye, Orgeat, Lemon juice
  • Golden Gate Swizzle — Fernet Branca, Bitters, Falernum, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Orgeat, Orange, Mint
  • Angostura Colada — Bitters, Rum, Pineapple juice, Coconut cream, Lime juice, Orange, Pineapple, Grated Nutmeg
  • Leche del Diablo — Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, Crème de Cacao, Bitters, Cream
  • Holloway — Bitters, Sorel liqueur, Cream, Orgeat, Rose petal
  • The Sovereign — Rye, Coconut liqueur, Ramazzotti, Herbal liqueur



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

Zachary Pearson's picture

A fantastic drink - the

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.

christina in tacoma's picture

I decided to try this since I

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.