Angostura Sour

Kirk Estopinal, Cure | New Orleans, LA

A riff on a Charles H. Baker cocktail, Kirk Estopinal’s Angostura Sour is unorthodox in its use of Angostura bitters as a base spirit. Because bitters are high-proof by nature, the Ango Sour is strong as any cocktail with a typical spirit base, but aromatically astringent and curiously pleasant when smoothed together with a citrus-sugar-egg white backbone. Deep, dark crimson the Angostura Sour is truly a cocktail whose sum is much greater than its parts.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 egg white

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.