The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #95
Melas Kamal

Melas Kamal is the young son of Alex, the Rocinante’s pilot. Already a staunch, patriotic Martian, he sees his absent father as a warrior who left Mars to protect him and his mother. He dreams of fighting alongside Alex when he grows up. Smart and driven, he doesn’t let his mother’s disapproval stop him from sending Alex a personal message of love and support.


  • 2 ounces blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce Top Hat ginger beer syrup
  • 4 ounces seltzer water


Honey-Almond Fizzy Candy: Bring 1 cup white sugar, 1 tsp honey & ¼ cup water to 305°F. Remove from heat. Add 1 tsp almond extract, 2 tbsp citric acid and 1 tbsp baking powder, mix and quickly spread thinly over a flexible surface covered in powdered sugar. Let cool, smash into fragments, and store sealed.

Cocktail: Use honey to rim a rocks glass with honey-almond fizzy candy. Pour orange juice and syrup into a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into prepared glass over ice and top up with seltzer.