A couple of months ago, I had my first Trinidad Sour at Ruins—hands-down the best place in all of Spokane for delicious grub and adult beverages. The drink was so good I had another (which, despite what you may have heard, is unusual for me), then resolved to learn how to make it myself. Turns out it isn’t all that hard:
1 oz. Angostura Bitters
1 oz. orgeat
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.
A couple of notes: No, that’s not a typo, it’s a full ounce of Angostura. It’ll blow your mind. Also, make the effort to find BG Reynolds orgeat. And while any rye will probably do, Rittenhouse’s “very assertive, almost feral” profile is just what you need for this kind of drink.
So whether you’re heading out on the town this evening or shaking the Cheetos dust off your Snuggie for another lonely Netflix all-nighter, pause for just a moment to toast 2015 with a Trinidad Sour. Then go right ahead and greet the new year with another.
See ya’ll next year.