Trail House Sour

Austin Hartman, Montana's Trail House | Brooklyn

Montana’s Trail House updates the classic whiskey sour with a walnut liqueur and a hefty dose of Angostura cordial (an original blend of citrus, spices and bitters) for a seasonal twist on the year-round staple.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Angostura cordial (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce walnut liqueur, preferably Rapa Giovanni "Ratafia di Andorno" Liquore di Noci
  • 1/2 ounce bourbon, preferably Medley Brothers
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3 drops saline solution (3:1, water:salt)

Garnish: Maraschino cherry wrapped in a lemon twist

  1. In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients with ice and shake.
  2. Double strain into a coupe and garnish with a skewered maraschino cherry wrapped in a lemon twist.
Editor's Note

Angostura Cordial:
2 cups Angostura bitters
3 cups white rum
3 cups water
2 cups white cane sugar
2 cups demerara sugar cubes
peels of two lemons
peel of one orange
spice blend (2 cinnamon sticks, 3 pods star anise, 1 whole nutmeg, 5 allspice, 5 juniper berries)

Add all ingredients except for sugar into pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat then add sugar. Keep heat at medium and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool and fine strain.

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