Everyone seems to have down the pre-game cocktail party, but, one aspect that is often overlooked is the desert cocktail. Chocolate cake is great, but a pretty drink for post-dinner seems to be under-appreciated.

To inspire you, I have a lovely gin cocktail that mixes a light floral flavor with bright citrus. A little simple syrup marries the two flavors in a not-too-sweet blend that will end your evening perfectly! Enjoy!



  • 2 oz. Malfy Con Limone Gin
  • 1/2 oz. The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon
  • Teaspoon of Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. of Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice


  1. In  a shaker, combine all ingredients over ice and shake.
  2. Over fresh ice, strain into the cocktail glass of your choice.
  3. Serve over ice.
  4. Garnish with your favorite herbs of a flower for presentation.

NOTE: This drink can be pre-made in large batches for parties.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy!

Jean Marie Manning



Jean Marie relaxing at the Sparrow’s Lodge in Palm Springs.