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.
This version contains ten times more lemons and much less sugar than the classic recipe. Leave in the freezer until you want to drink it. It will freeze, but will defrost quickly at room temperature. Pour into a small glass. The colder this drink is served, the better.
Why do we bother with the immense hassle that is making Limoncello? It's not because our favourite day is peeling hundreds of lemons. It's because it's the best. We used ten times the lemons most recipes call for, just to see what happened. We had to balance out the sugar a little bit, but the end product is really impressive, and we are very happy. We wish there was more of it, but there's not, so this is only ever on the website for a short time. Enjoy it while it lasts.
History and Reviews of the Myatt's Fields Limoncello
One of our dearest and most loved friends, and best man at our wedding, Marco, is a fan of Limoncello.
We are too, but maybe not to the same degree. With the idea of a limited edition special birthday present we collected together all the best ingredients we could, and let them sit for a couple of months. We were very pleased with the depth of the yellow colour. We went for a less sweet mix than you usually get, because we like sour things. We bottled it up with a picture of Marco on the front, and prepared a dinner.
So, you can imagine the trepidation when we unveiled our present. We had a room full of Italians. It was basically the same as arriving in Sorrento and presenting a drink made in London with Turkish lemons. We had low expectations.
A few hours later, and two litres were gone. We had received and we were very pleased. This is now in our portfolio, but it is made to order, with a lead time of three months. It has a shelf life of about a year. For a celebration, it is pretty fantastic – especially if people like lemons.