An Amazing Apricot Fizz Cocktail

12th June 2020

Apricot Cocktail

We were recently asked by Daniela from Cooking New Stories on a video message for our suggestion of an Apricot fizz cocktail to enjoy and here was our response.

The Sparkling Wine – Pere Ventura

 

Pere Ventura Family Wine Estates has three wineries under their name, with one being Pere Ventura, the winery is located in Spain and they make Cavas. They currently have 10 different bottles to choose from on their website, so you’re definitely spoilt for choice. They are a family run winery who care deeply about what’s in the bottle and how their vineyard is looked after.

Saying that this winery has a history, may just be a little bit of an understatement, they have a history dating all the way back to 1369.

Pere Ventura has a total of 328 hectares of vineyards and for most of the year, they offer private tours and guided tastings, you can click here to find out more.

Pere Ventura Cava Tresor Organic 2014 Tasting Notes

Aromas – “Pastry, petroleum, green fruit skins, marzipan and a zestiness.”

Taste – “Soft zestiness with a hint of creamy green fruits, petroleum and minerals.”

This Cava won a Silver Medal in the Creamy Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

The Gin – Mirabeau

Mirabeau doesn’t just make Gin, they are more famously known for making Still Wine and Sparkling Wine, with last year seeing them launch their region’s first vegan and lowered alcohol Cuvée named ‘Forever Summer’, as well as a Rosé in a can called ‘Pret-à-Porter’.

A dream started long ago and put into action in 2008 has placed Mirabeau as a major player in the Wine industry with them now selling their range in more than 50 markets across the world.

This Mirabeau Rosé Gin is available at Waitrose & Partners for £35, you can also check out the rest of their range here.

Mirabeau Rosé Gin Tasting Notes

Aromas – “Herbal and delicate pink rose petals.”

Taste – “Soft peppery pink rose petal flavours. Very elegant.”

How To Make An Amazing Apricot Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Gin
  • Apricot
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ice Cubes

Equipment (From VonShef)

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddle
  • Strainer

How To Make An Amazing Apricot Fizz Cocktail

  1. Place one chopped Apricot and 1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar into your Cocktail Shaker.
  2. Use your muddle to mash together the Apricot and Brown Sugar.
  3. Pour in 25mls of Mirabeau Rosé Gin.
  4. Add in some Ice Cubes.
  5. Shake for about 10 seconds.
  6. Strain/Double Strain into your glass.
  7. Top up with Cava (Pere Ventura).

Tasting Notes

Aromas – “A wonderful perfume on the nose. Violet rose petals, creamy apricot and a touch of fizzy zestiness.”

Taste – “A finely balanced cocktail that enables a variety of flavours to be enjoyed. Led by an initial burst of red / violet rose petals with fresh and ripe apricots along with the petroleum fizz characters from the organic Pere Ventura.”

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.