Trinidad Medicine

Dry and creamy, but with a smoky punch.


  • Served in coupe
  • 24% ABV


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Angostura bitters 3.0cl 1.0oz
Laphroaig 3.0cl 1.0oz
Honey syrup 1.5cl 0.5oz
Lemon juice 1.5cl 0.5oz
Ginger syrup 1.5cl 0.5oz
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  1. Shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail coupe.
  3. Garnish with a spritz of Laphroaig.


This comes from Frederic of Cocktail Virgin/Slut, who writes:

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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