Around the World In 80 Days Fizz Cocktail

16th July 2021

The Perfect Serve Cocktail

Following closely in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, the Classic Story of Around The World In 80 Days was written by Jules Verne, where it sees Phileas Fogg’s friends bet that he can’t travel around the world in 80 days, he accepts and takes his newly appointed French valet Passepartout with him, seeing the wonders of the world while trying to stay out of trouble and on course.

In the story, they make 20 stops around the world, from England, into Europe, through Asia and across America, trying to capture a flavour from every continent, would be an incredibly hard taste, but the 80 Days Gin has done a pretty good job in expressing an array of unique flavours.

“Monsieur is going to leave home?”
“Yes”, returned Phileas Fogg. “We are going around the world”.

When traveling around the world, will you travel in style? If so, you’ll want The Perfect Serve, a delicious cocktail to enjoy on those train and boat rides, this cocktail if recommended by G&Tea Gin, so I thought I’d give it a try.

The Perfect Serve Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • G&Tea Gin
  • Red Apple
  • Green Pear

How To Make The Perfect Serve Cocktail

  1. Pour in 10 to 15mls of 80 Days Gin
  2. Top up with you Sparkling Wine (Radgonske Gorice) about 100 to 125mls
  3. Add in a couple of small red apple pieces.
  4. Then garnish with a pear slice on the rim of the glass.

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Red apples, green pears on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A fresh, crisp flavour, with red apples, lime, pepper, juniper and green pears on the palate.”

“Smile Smugly As You Enjoy This Outstanding Gin!” – G&TEA

Sparkling Wine – Radgonske Gorice

Radgonske Gorice is the oldest Sparkling Wine producer in Slovenia, they started over 160 years ago in 1852, they produce 4,500,000 litres of wine every year, with a production that high it makes sense that Radgonske Gorice is the largest producer of Sparkling Wine in Slovenia.

Last Pancake Day we decided to make some Pancakes using a Zesty & Zingy Sparkling Wine from Radgonske Gorice, it’s definitely something to try – Making Pancakes With Sparkling Wine.

Radgonske Gorice – Penina Selection Brut Nature – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “👃Soft lemon and mineral aromas.”

Flavour – “👅A zesty lemon flavour is prominent, you get a lemon sherbety feel, its crisp, one for those citrus lovers.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Bronze Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

G&Tea – Tea Dinstilled Gin

The story of G&Tea started out in October 2020 with a trio of Gin and Tea lovers, they use the finest leaf teas, herbs and fruits from around the world to ensure that their creation is one that people will fall in love with, they work with the masters at Colwith distillery in Cornwall to create their Gins by infusing their natural ingredients, they also take note of peoples honest feedback, because they know it is a crucial way of learning how to evolve and produce a Gin that people want.

They proudly state that their gins start out as a potato, that potato then leaves the farm and becomes a bottle of Gin, they use water from an underground aquifer and is powered by renewable energy.

Tasting Notes – This worldly gin is a real voyage of discovery on the palate, including British Royal gala apples, Rose petals from Pakistan, Hungarian Orris root, Chinese Cassia and exotic Grains of Paradise from the Ivory Coast. – G&Tea Gin

One thing I will say is that you need to be a Tea lover to enjoy these gins because they do really capture the flavours very well indeed, to the fact I was pleasantly surprised at how much the flavour of the Tea shined through.

They display the ingredients which they used in creating this Gin, which I thought was very interesting, here they are: Pear Pieces, Rosehip, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Orange Peel, Apple Pieces and Hibiscus

Oliver Walkey

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