Here is a drink that weaves sweet and bitter together seamlessly. It comes to us from the South American Island Country of Trinidad and is no doubt influenced by the folks at Angostura. The original recipe calls for Pisco“Mistral” which is rarely found in the United States. The difference between Pisco “Mistral” and any other Pisco is that it has been aged in oak. A suitable substitution is your favorite Pisco with a dash of good brandy to compensate. The prominent flavor of the drink is actually the Angostura lending a bitter, tannic, clove spiced backdrop for the sweeter flavors from the Orgeat syrup.
The Trinidad Especial
In a Shaker Glass Filled with Cracked Ice Add
- 1 Ounce Angostura Bitters
- 1 Ounce Orgeat Syrup (Crème de Almond)
- 2/3 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1/3 Ounce Pisco Mistral
Shake Until Painfully Cold and Strain into a Cocktail Saucer. Garnish with a Lime Twist.