A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat

10th March 2023

Cantina Rotaliana R Extra Brut Trento Doc Cocktail

“Good day to you, dear sir, what a magnificent hat you have on.”

“Why, thank you, dear sir, and may I say what a superb hat you are wearing.”

“Hello, dear sirs, what impressive hats you are both wearing. May I interest you in A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat?”

A great hat deserves a great Cocktail, whether it be a crown, a bowler hat, a top hat, or a beanie, so come on in, keep on your hat, take a seat and prepare to enjoy A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat.

The Sparkling Wine – Cantina Rotaliana

Located in Northern Italy, at the foot of the breathtaking Dolomites, near the renowned Garda Lake and the city of Trento, Cantina Rotaliana has over 80 years of experience in creating great tasting Wines and Sparkling Wines.

The winery is called Cantina Rotaliana because of a merger back in 1968, when the winery was first created in 1931, it was called Cantina Cooperativa di Mezzolombardo, the winery would then join forces with another winery, Società Enologica Rotaliana, to create the name we know today, Cantina Rotaliana di Mezzolombardo.

Their current head office was built in 2011 with modern production and storage areas along with stunning wine cellars and great marketing areas, even adding tasting and meeting rooms, the space accumulated is over 5000 square meters, all this makes them a fiercely competitive and dedicated wine-producer, able to respond to the challenges of growing global markets.

Cantina Rotaliana – R Extra Brut Trento Doc – Italy

Aroma – “Tropical coffee, cocoa beans, slow roasted pineapple, mango soaked in alcohol and various tropical spices.”

Flavour – “A silky warming elegant yet adventurous texture, with lemon, apricot, peach, mango, lime and a touch of spice, with a cinnamon texture at the close on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Tropical Burst Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Rum – Hattiers

Created in 2017 in the rolling hills and green valleys of South Devon, with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters close by, this is the beautiful backdrop that Philip and his family decided to create their independent rum importing/blending business, with the goal of creating exceptionally blended rum to be enjoyed by those new to rum alongside the rum elite.

After a decade spent in the world of film and television, and media publishing, Philip and his family had a strong desire to create something of their own in the county that they love.

So after spending over eighteen months of their lives researching, developing and crafting the perfect taste, they finally found the perfect blend, with them releasing their first Rum, Hattiers Premium Reserve.

Utilising only the softest Dartmoor water, filtered by layer upon layer of ancient granite, which is then bottled at the source in South Devon.

Hattiers – Egremont Premium Reserve Rum – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, with freshly baked apple strudel on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Ripe orchard fruits, with ginger, gingerbread men, cocoa and tropical fruits, including pineapple and ripe banana on the palate.”

Crafted from a blend of multiple years, 8yrs Barbados Rum, 8yrs Dominican Republic, 6yrs Panama and 4yrs Guatemala.

A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Rum
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Chives
  • Dried Apple
  • Bay Leaf
  • Crushed Ice

How To Make A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat

  • Fill your Glass with Crushed Ice
  • Pour in 15mls of Rum
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Gently Place a Dried Apple Wheel and Bay Leaf on the Ice
  • Add a Little Gentleman’s Hat
  • Then Sprinkle on some Thinly Cut Chives

A Cocktail For A Gentleman In A Hat Tasting Notes 

Aroma – “Chives, dried apple, with faint hints of ginger, both grounded and syrupy on the aroma.”

Flavour – “The palate delivers a smooth and chilled rum character, of sweet spice and oak, the Sparkling Wine adds wonderfully dried and some ripe tropical fruits, the chives soak into the drink and deliver a small character that doesn’t go amiss, with the ginger holding the back line with very subtle notes.”


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Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.