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 Aquavit, Manzanilla Sherry, Cynar artichoke , and peach bitters. Bottled and aged for at least six weeks.
Extremely dry, and very , the Trident is an alternative take on a Negroni. Instead of gin, this has the Scandinavian spirit Aqvavit, in place of vermouth, this has a delicate Manzanilla sherry, and instead of Campari, this has a very distinctive Cynar, an made of artichoke. The drink is tweaked with peach bitters, and results in a journey of a drink with a very different nose and tail. Try it.
Pour over ice in a rocks glass and stir until freezing. Add a slice of lime.
History and Reviews of the Myatt's Fields Trident
This variant on the Negroni was invented by American cocktail genius Robert Hess.
This drink is not for everyone. A strong sherry nose sneaks in the bittersweet artichoke flavour, all underpinned by the fierceness of aquavit. For those of us that like these flavours, this is a thing of beauty and close to the perfect drink.
Legend says that the Trident name came from the three ingredients all coming from countries.