I only recently resurrected my love of gin, it’s been dormant for a while. But the gin scene has exploded worldwide and in South Africa there are distillers and parties and lots of gushing over garnishes all of a sudden, so it’s pretty clear – #GinIsIn.
I tried Malfy in December when I was stocking up for the festive season – I have to admit it was the sexy AF bottle which first caught my eye and that bottle (now empty) still graces the bar cart. But it was DELICIOUS – like seriously. If you’ve only ever tried the bog-standard gin you can get in the bottle store and then whinged afterwards that it made you melancholy, or you slurred after 1 glass (been there), then this is the gin to change that perception. Malfy is Italian, I’m part Italian, you see it’s a match made in heaven!
So when the Malfy SA team contacted me and asked if I want to do a bit of my own mixology with their tasty tipple I said HELL YES! And I’ve been taste testing for a few weeks now – Saturday’s have been such fun ;)
First up was a gin party with Kathrin Kidger and we went local and muddled ours with a bit of spekboom and lemon. Then we tried it with Fitch & Leedes pink tonic, grapefruit & rosemary and it was fabulous. Then we finished the bottle and everything was amazing… no just kidding, we were well behaved.
I also tried out some of the recipes they sent me and this was my fave:
2 tots MALFY Gin
4 large or 6 small ripe strawberries, quartered
2 leaves of basil, shredded
Combine the gin and 2 of the strawberries and muddle to combine. Add ice, the remaining strawberries and the basil. Top with soda and with 2 drops of bitters, then stir.
Now, you can win yourself a bottle of Malfy and create your very own #MalfyMoment :)
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Hayley Payne10th July 2017 at 7:44 AM
Malfy with fentimens pink grapefruit tonic ice and a segment of grapefruit. #MalfyMoment
Ruby6th July 2017 at 3:38 PM
Gin and dry lemon with lime slices and ice is my favourite! #MalfyMoment
Kim Dyer5th July 2017 at 7:00 PM
Malfy gin (of course), crushed ice, pink tonic, some crushed and some bruised blueberries … puffed sweet corn on hand to contradict the cocktail tastebuds… toooo delish! #MalfyMoment
Courtney4th July 2017 at 8:57 PM
Malfy is perfect with just ice and lemon ? ?. I’ve kept my empties too, this weekend I took the tops off and my mint is planted inside ready to go for the next G&T.
Melanie4th July 2017 at 8:42 PM
This would work deliciously in a rooibos gin! Brew a rooibos tea concentrate, let it cool, then add gin and ice. Put a dash of fynbos honey to taste. Voila! Refreshing! Tried and tested!
Lynnith Andreou4th July 2017 at 7:38 PM
Just tonic water with a splash of lime x
Brenda Fernandes4th July 2017 at 7:25 PM
#MalfyMoment Sliced Cucumbers with Malfy and soda water or Tonic water or diet sprite
sasha naidoo4th July 2017 at 6:39 AM
My #malfymoment would definitely include a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh thyme. Cool for the Summer
CL4th July 2017 at 5:50 AM
It would HAVE to be with my signature watermelon sorbet and fresh mint leaves. My favourite way to drink gin!
I seriously need a #malfymoment in my life ??
Nicola Ashe10th July 2017 at 12:19 PM
CONGRATS CL – you were chosen as my #MalfyMoment winner :)
Please check your email for details of your prize x
Bronwyn Saayman3rd July 2017 at 8:00 PM
Nicole Naicker3rd July 2017 at 6:54 AM
With soda water ,lime wedges and olives
Sue2nd July 2017 at 3:24 PM
Oh deliciousness! My mix is Malfy gin (of course) , crushed ice, mint leaves, a slice of lemon, orange juice + pineapple juice and a sliced strawberry as a garnish. Its rather refreshing and a taste sensation. #MalfyMoment
Louise Ganger1st July 2017 at 8:09 PM
Dry lemon with lime slices and crushed ice will definitely do the trick for me. #MalfyMoment
Nonceba Lushaba30th June 2017 at 8:17 PM
I love my gin with toni, ruby grapefruit segments and rosemary. Dried clemengold slices for garnishing the goblet! #MalfyMoment
Danya Ming Sun30th June 2017 at 4:00 PM
Anything with Malfy Gin is my favourite and a #MalfyMoment bit if I must choose then it would be an amazing Long Island iced tea :)
Tamsin Walker30th June 2017 at 12:41 PM
My favourite has to be a good tonic with rosemary and lemon. Simple, but just perfect flavours #malfymoment
Allison Robertson30th June 2017 at 11:30 AM
Definitely a teaspoon of Msoba berries, a sprig of mint and Fitch and Leeds tonic! #malfymoment or with black peppercorns, a sprig of thyme and tonic
Nicole Andrews30th June 2017 at 11:01 AM
I’ll take my gin with some apricot glaze, passion fruit juice, lime juice with crushed ice?? yes please ?? #MalfyMoment #MalfyGin #AskAshe
Roxanne Chutthergoon30th June 2017 at 9:47 AM
Malfy Gin, Tonic Water and a slice of Grapefruit – Classic!
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Losh Don Kisten30th June 2017 at 8:23 AM
Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic
Fresh cucumber ribbons
Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate seeds
#MalfyMoment – cheeers to this
Donna27th June 2017 at 2:42 PM
Ooooh looks yummy. I love a pink gin, throw in some grated ginger, mint leaves and a slice of lime, and your on your way.
Caley24th June 2017 at 2:45 PM
I’ve also only just started loving the gin again – the flavored gin with syrups are delicious! We had an Elderflower one!
Nicola Ashe26th June 2017 at 9:28 AM
ooh how yum Cals – that does sound delish!
Candice Vincent24th June 2017 at 3:35 AM
Malfy gin, Fitch & Leedes pink tonic, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries… delicious ?? #MalfyMoment
Brenda Fernandes23rd June 2017 at 9:36 PM
Some angostura bitters and a cucumber slice #MalfyMoment
minette beattie23rd June 2017 at 4:14 PM
This would make my year! The combo of grapefruit and rosemary sounds good, otherwise enjoyed the old fashioned way>lemon and mint.#MalfyMoment
Tania Brewis23rd June 2017 at 12:53 PM
Cocktail mixing Malfy Gin with Lemon Juice and Triple Sec – delicious!
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:58 PM
nice twist with the triple sec! definitely going to try this!
tenille23rd June 2017 at 12:34 PM
definitely huge chunks of grapefruit and some beautiful pomogranate jewels! nomnomnom
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:57 PM
ooh yum!!! grapefruit gives such a fab tang!
DINA DOS SANTOS23rd June 2017 at 12:32 PM
my favourite mix is Bitter Lemon
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:57 PM
also one of my faves!
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:57 PM
one of my faves too!
melissa cook23rd June 2017 at 12:17 PM
Delish prize! Def with Fitch & Leedes pink tonic, and rasberries-give a glorious colour and a dash of sweet! Scrumptious
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:29 PM
now that I’m going to give a try!
Tammi Dooley23rd June 2017 at 11:21 AM
I feel like this would go perfectly with Dry lemon, some mint leaves and a few slices of lime!! sour minty cocktail – devine!!
Nicola Ashe23rd June 2017 at 12:12 PM
ooh yum yes please!