Gin and Prosecco Cocktail with Lemon
It took me opening my bottle of Malfy Limone Gin to realise the significance of the Malfy brand name. Made on the outskirts of Turin in an area best known for vermouth and liqueurs, originally it was a small batch product made by the Vergano family, who still manage the business today. Although it’s now part of the US-based company Biggar & Leith it still has all the feel of an Artisan gin.
What I discovered when I opened my bottle of Malfy Limone gin was a delicate lemon sherbet drink quite unlike any gin I’ve tried before. Malfy limone is made with a mix of lemon peel from Amalfi coast and Sicilian lemons. The other botanicals, Juniper, coriander, cassia, liquorice, grapefruit peel and orange peel take a back seat. Distillation in stainless steel still under vacuum at 60 degrees ensures that the zesty flavours of the citrus elements are not lost.
Light Gin and Prosecco Cocktail with fresh lemon and rosemary syrup
- 45 ml Malfy LImone Gin
- 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice around half an Amalfi Lemon
- 7.5 ml Rosemary infused simple syrup made by mixing equal quantities of water and sugar, heating to boiling point and then adding a couple of sprigs of rosemary.
- 1 sprig Rosemary
Put the ice, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice
Strain into a champagne flute
Top up with prosecco
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary
Now, I’ve got a bottle of this to give away to one lucky London-Unattached reader. What I’d like to know from you is how you’d adopt a classic French 75 to make it work with an Italian Gin. You could choose to use prosecco like me, you might add limoncello, you might add rosemary or basil. Or even the odd sneaky olive. I’m sharing my own recipe for what is actually a prosecco and gin cocktail with lemon. Would you do anything different? If so what…? Let me know in the comments and then follow the rafflecopter through for extra entries.
Meanwhile, if you can’t wait to see if you win a bottle of Malfy Gin, you can check out their website. In addition to the Limone I’m using here, there’s also a classic gin, a pink grapefruit one and a blood orange one. All of them sound quite delicious. You can order from one of their listed online suppliers, from Sainsburys or from Amazon
or check out the information page where all the retail outlets are listed.