Miniatures are a really important part of how we think about our drinks here at Myatt's Fields Cocktails:
They are fun. They are an opportunity to try a drink you haven't had before. They easily fit into a pocket or handbag.
If you have ice and (ideally) a glass, having a miniature with you means you have everything you need. There aren't many gifts that are more fun to receive than a complete cocktail.
For the student or aficionado, they offer a chance to compare the different vermouths, sherries, spirits and bitters without spending hundreds of pounds.
The bottles are pretty, and can be used in countless ways once empty. Some of the best examples we've seen include an inkwell and a spice receptacle.
Served straight up, it will not get too warm before it is finished, and on the rocks it will not end up disappointingly dilute by the time you have got to the bottom of the glass.
A blend of gin, Lillet Blanc, and vodka infused with cinchona bark. Bottled and aged for at least six weeks.
The quinine released by the cinchona bark makes this martini remarkably dry. The Lillet is distinctive but does not mask the gin. Drink this, and you too are James Bond, even if only for a moment.
Stir over ice and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon. Make ‘shaken not stirred’ comment, but don’t actually ever shake it.