Malta has a new national cocktail and it’s been dubbed the Maltese Falcon. The cocktail was chosen last week after a competition organised by the Malta Bartenders Guild.
As you may have predicted, the cocktail includes Kinnie, Malta’s bitter orange soft-drink – but there’s more to it than that. Here’s the full recipe for you to try at home:
3cl Bajtra Liqueur (a local liqueur made from prickly pears)
3cl Prickly Pear Syrup
2cl Fresh Orange Juice
Top up with Kinnie
The cocktail should be served in a Libbey Hobstar old-fashioned glass and garnished with caramelised orange and fresh mint leaves.
James Aquilina was the bartender who came up with cocktail, fending off competition from 18 other entrants.