Beverages » Trinidad Sour
This cocktail gets its gorgeous claret color from Angostura bitters. Our friend Lino from Upstairs on the Square tells us that even though you can buy bitters in a grocery store, they are 40% alcohol by volume. This bit of news is made even more fascinating by the fact that aromatic bitters came about in 1824, developed by Dr. J. Siegert, as a remedy to improve the well-being of the troops of Simón Bolívar. Sounds good to us! Lino adds fresh lemon juice, rye and sweetened almond syrup for a pretty and potent libation. Cheers!