Italian Malfy gin has a really distinctive lemon flavour, which we wanted to showcase in a cocktail.
The Midway Fuji is made with only two ingredients in equal parts, gin and sake. It is a dry and crisp cocktail, allowing both its ingredients to shine. The citrusy Malfy gin worked so well in this one, and it contrasts so nicely to the sake. The tiny piece of cucumber became both the cutest garnish and the perfect snack to go with this dry drink.
We think this is a great way to enjoy the Malfy gin, combined with not too competing ingredients. Martini styled recipes are probably a good way to go. We enjoyed the gin a lot and we will continue to use it in drinks where gin is the dominant ingredient.
Recipe by Michael Lomonaco
1,5 oz gin
1,5 oz sake
Shake both ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a piece of cucumber.