Under normal circumstances, I would have been at Corsair Artisan Distillery today enjoying cocktails with friends to celebrate the beginning of this 48th trip around the sun. I don’t drink many cocktails at home, but the wife set me up with some new Leopold weighted shaker tins for this super soft birthday, so I decided to put them to some good use making an old favorite, the Trinidad Sour.

An ounce of Corsair Ryemageddon, an ounce of orgeat, a full ounce of angostura bitters (yes, you read that right) and 3/4 ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake over ice in super sexy tins, double strain and serve in a chilled coupe garnished with whatever is left in the quarantine fruit bowl that is firm enough to peel. It would be far better shared with friends across a copper topped bar, but when a man has a thirst, it’ll get you by till better times come.