Trinity
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Trinity
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3.96 / 5
The cocktail known as Trinity is a firmly spirit-forward drink that draws its character from the equal parts of gin and two doses of red vermouth. Its profile unites the ... more The cocktail known as Trinity is a firmly spirit-forward drink that draws its character from the equal parts of gin and two doses of red vermouth. Its profile unites the botanical complexity of gin with the sweet and herbal nuances of red vermouth, yielding a cocktail that is layered with aromatic depth. Served in a lowball glass, the Trinity is a testament to simplicity in composition while offering a sophisticated taste experience, typically enjoyed by those who appreciate the intricate flavors of its classic ingredients. Its name might suggest a balance or harmony of components, reflective of the equal parts that make up its core.
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Gin
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24% | 5.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Trinity is a spirit-forward blend that harmonizes the botanical sharpness of gin with the rich, herbaceous notes of red vermouth. Served cold and stirred, it’s a thoughtful, mature cocktail for those who appreciate a robust vermouth presence in their drink.

Method
How to make a Trinity

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour generous quantities of each ingredient over ice in a large tumbler
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of vermouth if I don't have red vermouth for the Trinity cocktail?

Yes, you can use a different type of vermouth for the Trinity cocktail, but it will change the flavor profile. White or dry vermouth will make the drink lighter and less sweet, whereas using a sweet red vermouth, as originally required, offers a richer, more aromatic flavor. Experiment to find what suits your taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Trinity cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Trinity cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, preventing the cocktail from becoming diluted or cloudy, which maintains the elegant appearance and refined texture that characterizes this cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with the Trinity cocktail?

While the Trinity cocktail doesn't traditionally come with a garnish, adding a twist can enhance its appearance and flavor. A lemon twist, for example, can add a hint of citrus aroma and a touch of elegance to the presentation, complementing the vermouth's botanical notes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Trinity cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

The Trinity cocktail has an alcohol content of 24%, making it moderately strong. Compared to other classic cocktails, it is stronger than a Mojito (around 10%) but less potent than a Martini (around 30%). Its alcohol content strikes a balance, offering a robust flavor profile without being overwhelmingly strong.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Trinity cocktail suitable for any specific type of occasion?

The Trinity cocktail, with its sophisticated flavor profile and elegant appearance, is most suitable for formal gatherings or intimate dinner parties. Its moderate alcohol content and stirred, not shaken, preparation make it an excellent choice for occasions where a refined, classic drink is desired.

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