Fizz Cocktails

Sparkling Green Tea and Gin Cocktail

As we get through our long list of samples that we warmly receive here at Glass of Bubbly we have something sparkling here that is a little different to wine – Sparkling Green Tea from Green Lady. Quite basic ingredients to give a unique flavour: Sparkling water, Green Darjeeling Tea, Carob Fruit, Nutmeg, Rose oil,…

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Sparkling Cocktails with Passion

Anyone interested in the history of cocktails should give some thought to the cautionary tale of the passiflora edulis, whose fruit we Anglo Saxons call ‘passion fruit’ because the historically correct Portuguese name frightens us:  ‘maracuja’. As borrowed from the locals in Brazil, circa 1600, when the Ports were the first Europeans to come across…

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Caorunn, a Quadruple-Distilled Gin & Champagne Cocktail

Just the other day I was at an art event in London and I spotted a table laid out with Gin bottles and glasses and over in the corner I saw that on chill was a bottle of Champagne… So my attention obviously moved from studying some fine art at prices alas ‘over my budget’ prices…

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Tomatin Legacy Whisky and Molvino DOCG Extra Dry Prosecco

Simple cocktails sometimes work very well, you want to jazz up an ordinary bottle of fizz in the fridge or wish to add something extra to give a further kick to that spirit. I was recently at a London launch event for Tomatin Distillery where I was able to taste through a selection of the…

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Classic Champagne Cocktails with a Modern Twist

Creating original sparkling cocktails, especially with Champagne, is notoriously difficult. That’s why there are so few of them, with the Classics a tiny group of museum-pieces: the Champagne Cocktail itself, mid 19th century; Buck’s Fizz, 1919; Alfonso, 1922; Bellini – arguably a rehash of the Buck’s anyway – 1945. There are two good reasons why…

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Ratafia – The other drink made in Champagne

During my many trips to Champagne exploring the countless wine making houses, I’d nearly always be blissfully busy with days of tasting and enjoying the commonly known king of wines. Little else would be worth exploring when you are in Champagne, as it is more or less a philosophy of when in Champagne drink Champagne… One…

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Sparkling Cocktails with Caviar

Fact: dry or sweet, still or sparkling, classic cocktails work with just about every kind of food, because the spirit base cleans the palate. But it is also a fact that the number of classic cocktails that sparkle is small and the number that are slate or gunmetal coloured miniscule. Which discouraging thoughts occurred to…

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A Sparkling Clotted Cream Gin Cocktail

I must admit that I am no cocktail maker nor shaker, but what I do hold is a great foundation knowledge of sparkling wines and a fair experience of tasting gins to be able to at least find a nice pairing that by combining them into a cocktail you do not lose too much tasting…

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A Simple yet Classic Single Malt Whisky & Prosecco Cocktail

Who doesn’t love to explore the world of fine Whisky and of course enjoy a glass of fizz thanks to that great sparkling wine region of Prosecco. So, what about combining the two – Can it be a match made in heaven? Here with have a very simple, easy to make whisky and Prosecco cocktail…

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