Earlier today I wrote about the family of Malfy gins, just the best gins I have ever tasted. I’m having fun trying out each member of the family — original, lemon, grapefruit, and blood orange — and inventing new cocktail ideas.

Here’s my first shot and it was a success: all our dinner party guests last Saturday sampled and applauded. It’s a simple cocktail to make and it comes in two versions: with and without honey syrup.

To make the honey syrup, put equal amounts — say half a cup — of water and honey in a saucepan. If you have honey that has hardened up a bit, this is the perfect way to use it. On medium heat, keep stirring and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer for two minutes, allow to cool, and bottle for the fridge.

Here’s the cocktail. I like the honey syrup version. The syrup is that little glass of brown liquid in the background there in the photo.

Malfry Citrus Splendor

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 parts Malfy Arancia Gin [Blood Orange]
  • 2 parts Cava Cava orange juice
  • 1 part honey syrup


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the ingredients, shake well, and pour. [I said it was simple!]

Source: Brian O’Rourke

Photo Information: Canon T2i, EFS 60mm Macro Lens, F/3.5 for 1/30th second at ISO‑2500