The Malacca Flip Cocktail

Tanqueray Gin's The Malacca Flip Cocktail Recipe
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Syrup: 60 mins
Total: 63 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
417 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 417
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 95mg 473%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 374mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A fun and unique cocktail with classic style, the Malacca flip pairs a fine gin from Tanqueray with fruits and flowers for a delicious drink. The recipe features Tanqueray Malacca Gin. Though it's a limited edition release, it has a lot of fans and the company brings it back every now and then.

This drink, created by Nicolas Oliveira, is a great use for Malacca, which is sweeter than most gin. When it's not available, try the drink with either Old Tom, Plymouth, or genever gins.

The sweet and dry ingredients of this cocktail play off of each other nicely and it is a fine balance with a wonderful texture thanks to the egg. The hibiscus syrup is especially delightful here, adding a sweet floral taste that really sets off the drink in style.

The "flip" of this drink refers to the use of egg white. It gives this modern cocktail a classic style that is inviting and creates a lovely foam on top of the cocktail.


For the Hibiscus Syrup:

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tea bag hibiscus tea

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 3/4 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur

  • 1 1/2 ounces hibiscus syrup

  • 1 lemon wedge

  • 1 large egg white

  • Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Make the Hibiscus Syrup

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar until it's completely dissolved.

  3. Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus tea.

  4. Let it steep for about 10 minutes, test for flavor and let it go longer if desired.

  5. Once the syrup reaches your desired intensity, remove the tea. Let the syrup cool before bottling. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Make the Malacca Flip

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and hibiscus syrup. Squeeze in the juice from one lemon wedge and add the egg white.

  2. Shake vigorously (more than usual to properly mix the egg).

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a small sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy.

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk for food-borne illness.


If you don't want to make the syrup, you might be able to find hibiscus syrup online or at a local store. Agua de jamaica is a fine substitute as well.

How Strong Is a Malacca Flip?

There's a lot going on in the Malacca flip, but it's surprisingly light on the alcohol. It mixes up to just 13 percent ABV (26 proof), making it similar to a glass of wine.

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