Trinity Cocktail Recipe

Trinity Cocktail - Cocktail Podcast

Of course we did the Trinity Cocktail three ways…

The original recipe for the Trinity Cocktail comes from Savoy Cocktail Book, which has a plethora of classic and obscure cocktail recipes. We really enjoy the Trinity Cocktail and were reminded of it recently while speaking with Alex Boyd of Cocktail Crate for Episode #026. As he mentions in the episode, it is a wonderfully simple cocktail with a surprising depth of flavor.

After having made several variations of this cocktail, we’ve modified it a bit from the original. First, the original calls for equal parts, each a third of an ounce of French Vermouth (dry vermouth), Italian Vermouth (sweet vermouth), and gin… a single ounce seems like just enough to know you want more, so like our Negroni recipe we keep the equal parts ratio, but bump it up to an ounce each. We found that we like Carpano Antica and Punt e Mes sweet vermouths the best for this cocktail, but if you have a favorite, don’t hesitate to use it here too.

Along those lines, we’ve done some additional substitutions for the sweet vermouth with different amaro. We are big fans of Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro in this drink.

Note: the equal ratio works very well for gins of 90-100 proof, but if you are using a lighter 80-proof gin you might consider a 2-1-1 ratio instead.

Original Trinity

From the Savoy Cocktail Book.

  • 1/3 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 1/3 oz. French Vermouth
  • 1/3 oz. Italian Vermouth

Method:

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, and stir well. Strain into serving glass.

Speaking Easy Trinity

  • 1 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula

Method

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, and stir well. Stain into chilled coupe.

Zucca Trinity

  • 1 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz. Rabarbaro Zucca

Method

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, and stir well. Stain into chilled coupe.

 

Have a Trinity cocktail variation that we missed that you like? Share it below!