Episode #067: Three Ingredient Cocktails

When we were discussing a Trinity cocktail or three ingredient cocktail episode, we walked away with slightly different ideas about what the show was going to be about. In fairness, trinity cocktails are generally thought of as not only cocktails with only three ingredients, but three ingredients of equal parts.

We are often asked about “easy” cocktails to make, and for cocktails that don’t take much up-front investment in new bottles. We do a pretty good job on most episodes having a couple cocktails with few ingredients and simple construction– sours, Martini, Manhattans, Daiquiri, Margarita, Sidecar, Mules, Highballs, Juleps, Negroni and Boulevardier just to name a few. But you asked, and we delivered, here is an episode specifically about three-ingredient cocktails.

Three Ingredient Cocktail Recipes

Trinity Cocktail:


Negroni & Boulevardier Recipe:


White Negroni:

1 1/2 ounce gin (recommended: a London dry like Beefeater)
1 ounce Dolin Blanc vermouth
1/2 ounce Suze (or Bonal or Cocchi Americano Blanc)
lemon twist, for garnish

Man About Town:

2 ounces rye, such as Rittenhouse
1 ounce Cynar
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Brandied cherry

Courting Two Sisters:

1 1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 1/2 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
1/4 oz Absinthe
Garnish: orange twist

Auld Draper:

2 oz. dry gin
3/4 oz. Byrrh
3 dashes orange bitters

Drunk Uncle:

2 oz Islay Scotch whisky, Laphroaig is choice
1 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth
1 oz Cynar
Grapefruit twist, for garnish

Japanese Cocktail:

2 oz. VSOP Cognac
1/2 oz. Orgeat
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Lemon twist


1 oz Punt e Mes
1 oz Campari
1 oz mezcal
Grapefruit twist, for garnish


Did we miss your favorite three ingredient cocktail or variation? Let us know!