A Ridiculous Cocktail
17th January 2023
Get ready for something so out there, so crazy, so extravagant, so ridiculous, that it can only be a masterpiece. Using the incredible flavours of the tropics, we’ve crafted one amazingly Ridiculous Cocktail that will turn heads and delight palates. Let’s meet our outstanding cast, learn a little about the tropical island of Mauritius and see what’s required to craft this Cocktail for yourself at home.
The Sparkling Wine – Rebula
The farm of Rebula is located in Brestovica near Komen in Slovenia, it is in a small village on the Karst Wine Road, close to the Italian border. The farm dates back to 1900 and its main focus was shifted to viticulture and oenology in 1982.
The whole estate is cultivated by the members of the Rebula family: Dušan, Vida, Martina and Roman Rebula, extending on an area of 5.2 ha, with their vineyards occupying 1.8 ha, where 5,000 vines are planted: 1,000 vines of Malvazija, Vitovska Grganja and Sauvignon along with 4,000 vines of Refošk from which Teran, the most important product of the Rebula farm, is produced.
Vinarstvo Rebula – Anastazija – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Green bananas, dried bananas, sugar cane, molasses, tropical floral aromas with icing sugar, peach skin and delicate sugar-covered tropical fruits.”
Flavour – “A mixture of dried tropical fruits, pineapple, dried and green bananas, hints of cocoa powder and molasses, mango and more on the palate.”
Silver Medal Winner in the Tropical Burst Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Rum – Green Island
This Green Island Spiced Rum was crafted in the Republic of Mauritius, a country to the right of Madagascar which is next to the continent of Africa, with a total land area of 2,040 km², the environment in Mauritius is tropical on the coastal regions with forests in the mountainous areas.
The estimated population is around 1,265,000, with the language being Creole, but it is also an English-speaking and French-speaking nation.
Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs back in the 16th Century, but they decided it wasn’t for them, the island was then discovered by the Portuguese in 1507, but it didn’t meet their requirements, so they sailed past. It wouldn’t be until 1598, when the Dutch discovered the island, that they settled down. They were the ones who started the first sugar production, bringing the plant from South East Asia and labourers from Africa.
Fast forward to the present day, there are 6 distilleries on the island, with a larger number of local bottlers/blenders. All helping with the success and discovery of Mauritian rums since the early 2000s, their rums are produced locally and now exported worldwide.
Green Island Spiced Gold Rum – Tasting Notes – “This secret recipe displays notes of well-rounded vanilla, liquorice, cinnamon, cloves, sugar cane and ginger, with a good palate of sweet woody spices to excite the tongue.”
A Ridiculous Cocktail
- Pomegranate Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Lime Juice
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Passion Fruit Seeds
- Sparkling Wine – Tropical Burst Category
How To Make A Ridiculous Cocktail
- Start by pouring in 10mls of Pomegranate Juice
- Add 10mls of Natural Pineapple Juice
- 5mls of Lime Juice
- 10mls of Green Island Spiced Gold Rum
- Drop in a handful of Pomegranate Seeds
- Then half of a Passion Fruit’s Seeds
- Top up with 100mls of Sparkling Wine
- Cut out a Square of Pineapple and stick a little Umbrella in it so it can stand up
- Place that little Umbrella in the middle of your Cocktail
- Then finish sealing in the flavours with a Pineapple Lid
A Ridiculous Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Smooth, spiced fruits, pomegranate, passion fruit and pineapple, along with various sweet spices on the aroma.”
Flavour – “As soon as it touches your lips, it displays tropical fruit characters, with pomegranate juice, pineapples, added tropical characters from the sparkling wine with mango and banana, the rum adds to the smoothness with a touch of sweet woody spice, but this isn’t just a cocktail, as it contains pomegranate and passion fruit seeds, its a healthy fruit punch, with each crunchy bite, it releases cool new tropical flavours.”
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