Taste the Sweet-Sour Vibrancy of the Trinidad Sour!

The Trinidad Sour is a classic cocktail that has been arund since the early 1900s. With just four simple ingredients and no added sugar, it's a refreshing, tart, and slightly sweet drink that can be enjoyed any time of year. The combination of Angostura bitters, , lemon , and orgeat gives this drink its unique flavor.

To make the Trinidad Sour, start by combining 1 1/2 ounces of Angostura bitters with 1/2 ounce of rye whiskey in a shaker filled with ice. Add 3/4 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 ounce orgeat. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist to give the drink a light citrus aroma.

The Angostura bitters are what give this drink its signature flavor. They're made from an infusion of herbs and spices from Trinidad and Tobago—including gentian root, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, orange peel, and aniseed—all mixed together to create a distinctively aromatic taste. The addition of rye whiskey adds complexity to the drink for those who prefer something more bold and intense than or . The tartness from the lemon juice balances out the sweetness from the orgeat syrup perfectly.

The Trinidad Sour is an easy cocktail to make at home and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavor profile. Serve it over ice on a hot summer day or as part of your next happy hour get-together! Cheers!

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The Ingredients of a Trinidad Sour

A Trinidad Sour is a classic cocktail that combines Angostura bitters, rye whiskey, lemon juice, and orgeat. To make a Trinidad Sour, you'll need the following ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces of Angostura bitters, 1/2 ounce of rye whiskey, 3/4 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 ounce of orgeat. After combining all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shaking until cold, strain the mixture into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist for an added pop of flavor. This delectable drink is sure to be a hit at any gathering!

The Origin of the Name ‘Trinidad Sour'

The Trinidad Sour is an old-fashioned cocktail that has been a classic for centuries. It gets its name from its origin: Trinidad and Tobago. The recipe for the drink is quite simple, using just a few ingredients: Angostura bitters, lime juice, simple syrup, and often whiskey or . The inclusion of the Angostura bitters gives it a unique flavor profile and makes it stand out from other sours. The Angostura bitters come from the House of Angostura in Trinidad and Tobago, hece the name “Trinidad Sour”. This cocktail is delicious when made correctly and can be an excellent addition to any cocktail menu.

The Origin of the Name ‘Angostura Bitters'

The Angostura Bitters are a popular cocktail and cooking ingredient, known for their unique flavor. The bitters were first produced in the Venezuelan town of Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), hence their name. The origin of the name can be attributed to the geographical location of the town, which is situated at the narrowing of the Orinoco River. This is reflected in the Spanish word ‘angostura', which translates to ‘narrowing'. Furthermore, it's worth noting that despite its name, the bitters do not contain angostura bark. The product is easily identifiable by its distinctive oversized label on its bottle.


The Trinidad Sour is a classic sour cocktail that has been around for centuries. Its simple formula of two parts spirit, one part sour and one half part sweet, creates a refreshingly balanced taste. The addition of Angostura bitters gives the drink an intense flavor and the orgeat adds a vibrant almond/cherry sweetness. The lemon juice pulls it back from being too sweet, resulting in an unforgettable taste experience. Whether you're looking for a classic cocktail or just something new to try, the Trinidad Sour is sure to hit the spot!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.