Blood Letter Trinidad Sour

 Blood Letter Trinidad Sour
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About this Cocktail

The Trinidad Sour’s traditional base liquor is a whole ounce of Angosturra bitters! We reduced the bitters and replaced it with Cabernet Sauvignon. Instead of simple syrup, we exchanged the sweetness factor with seasonally inspired maple syrup. It’s really, really good.


  • 12 dashes angostura bitters
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • juice of one-half lemon
  • 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 oz red wine (we used a high-tannin red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Petite Sirah)
  • burnt lemon peel for garnish

Build ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. When you make this drink, take a peel of lemon and burn the zest with a match (or lighter) to add a heightened aromatic smokiness.

  • Craig E
    Interesting flavors. I might dial back the lemon and the wine if I try it again.
  • Scientist McGee
    I really dig the idea of wine cocktails! I have yet to make one, oddly enough. But every time I see one, I take note and tell myself I will make it.

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