Thursday, March 16, 2017

trinidad medicine

1 oz Oak-aged Smoked Angostura Bitters (*)
1 oz Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Ginger Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a spritz of Laphroaig Scotch.
(*) A mix of Angostura Bitters and St. George Terroir Gin that was juniper-smoked and aged on oak chips. Given the Scotch in the mix, perhaps regular Angostura would work very similarly here.
On my way home from work two Thursdays ago, I ventured into Backbar for a nightcap. For a drink, I asked bartender Kat Lamper for the Trinidad Medicine. Kat described how this was bar manager Sam Treadway's cross of a Trinidad Sour with a Penicillin. Once served, the Trinidad Medicine shared a smoky clove aroma. Next, the sip was dry and creamy from the bitters content and was brightened by the lemon notes; and finally, the swallow offered a bit of complexity from the peaty Scotch, honey, ginger, clove, and allspice flavors.

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