Caribbean Fizz Cocktails

9th June 2020

Caribbean Fizz Cocktails

Summer is here, and for some, we would have been packing our suitcases and heading abroad for an unforgettable holiday, but instead, we are stuck at home, so to combine with the great weather we are currently having, lets put some Caribbean Cocktails in our hands.

To help us with these Caribbean Cocktails, I’m using Manchester Drinks Spiced Rum collection and VonShef, along with some Award Winning Sparkling Wines.

Peacock-tail

Ingredients

  • Roasted Pineapple Spiced Rum Liqueur
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Pineapple
  • Lime Juice
  • Grenadine
  • Sparkling Wine

How To Make The Peacock-tail

1. Pour 10mls of Lime Juice into your Cocktail Shaker.

2. Add 10mls of Grenadine.

3. 75mls of Pineapple Juice

4. 25mls of Roasted Pineapple Spiced Rum Liqueur.

5. Shake all ingredients in your Cocktail Shaker.

6. Pour into a glass and top up with Sparkling Wine.

7. Garnish with a Pineapple slice with some Pineapple leaves pinned in on top and an umbrella.

Gjerkes Brut 2017 Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Burnt oak, a touch of toast, green fruit and a hint of garden mint.”

Flavour – “Touch dry with smooth zesty green and yellow fruits.”

A Highly Commended winner in the Sea Breeze Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Peacock-tail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Roasted Pineapple, caramelised Pineapple, Grenadine, yellow floral and a sweet Citrus aroma.”

Flavour – “Sherberty Roasted Pineapple, milky Pineapple, a hint of Coconut, a touch of zesty Lime and a drop of Grenadine.”

This Cocktail expresses itself a lot, giving you plenty to enjoy.

Cast Away

Ingredients

  • Coconut & Vanilla Spiced Rum Liqueur
  • Pineapple & Coconut Juice
  • Sparkling Wine

How To Make The Cast Away Cocktail

1. Pour 15mls of Coconut & Vanilla Spiced Rum into your Cocktail Shaker.

2. Along with 30mls of Pineapple & Coconut Juice.

3. Shake quickly for a few seconds.

4. Crush your ice with your VonShef Ice Crusher, then place the crushed ice into your glass.

5. Pour your shaken liquid into your ice filled glass.

6. Top up with Sparkling Wine.

7. Insert a straw and a mini umbrella.

Paolo Ferri Preja Extra Brut Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Smoky green fruit aromas with green pepper.”

Flavour – “Sharp citrus and Sea Breeze sensation on the palate.”

A Silver Medal winner in the Classic and Elegant Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Castaway Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Milky Coconut with a hint of vanilla, strawberry Hubba Bubba bubble gum and Coconut purée.

Flavour – “Smooth flavours of Coconut and Pineapple, with the Pineapple shining through a little more, it is made a rounded tasting experience thanks to a creamy Coconut presence.”

The Sailing Pear

Ingredients

  • Ginger & Pear Spiced Rum Liqueur
  • Apple & Pear Juice
  • Pear
  • Sparkling Wine

How To Make The Sailing Pear Cocktail

1. Pour 25mls of your Ginger & Pear Spiced Rum Liqueur into your Cocktail Shaker.

2. Add 60mls of Apple & Pear Juice.

3. Shake in your Cocktail Shaker.

4. Pour into a glass.

5. Top up with Sparkling Wine.

6. Garnish with a slice of Pear and a little umbrella.

Domačija pr’ Cenetovih Teranova Penina Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Soft/smooth red berries with the slightest Hint of Spice on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Sharper, almost explosive tasting experience, with red and blackberries on the palate.”

A Bronze Medal winner in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

The Sailing Pear Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Pear liqueur, Green Apples and dry tobacco.”

Flavour – “English country garden fruits, along with Apple Crumble and a Hint of Spice, a somewhat elegant Cocktail.”

The Spiced Rum Liqueurs

All the Spiced Rum Liqueurs I used in these Cocktails are available at Home Bargains nationwide for just £8.

The Manchester Drinks Spiced Rum Liqueurs tasted exactly like what you would expect from the label, all three are delicious and enjoyable to drink in a Cocktail or even on their own, I especially loved the Roasted Pineapple, if you are looking to add a tropical flavour to your holiday Cocktails, then I would recommend giving one of these a try, one more thing to note is that the Coconut and Vanilla Spiced Rum works perfectly in creating a Piña Colada Cocktail.

VonShef Cocktail Equipment

I know that whenever I receive an item from VonShef, it will be of good quality and it will help me improve my Cocktail making skills by allowing me to experiment more with new equipment.

Ice Crusher – The Ice Crusher is a fantastic item to use when creating Cocktails on a hot Summer’s day, crushed ice works well in certain glasses and it just looks cool when you pour in your drink, you can check out the VonShef Ice Crusher here.

Ice Bucket – There are a lot of options out there for an Ice Bucket, but not all feel as good as this one, coming with a lid to keep the ice alive for longer and tongs that help you move the ice, this is definitely a contender, you can check out VonShef’s Ice Bucket here.

Mini Fridge – When kitting out your Sparkling Wine Cocktail bar, you will at some point need to buy a fridge and unless you have an entire room dedicated to your home bar, I would recommend a mini fridge, this one from VonShef comes in matt black and contains a mini freezer to help you in creating some ice for your ice crusher, you can check out VonShef’s Mini Fridge here.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you enjoy these Cocktails or any of your own inspired variations wherever you are this Summer.

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

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