Fizz Cocktails

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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Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails for St Patrick’s Day

Here are a few green recipes to create the perfect St Patrick’s party. Some useful ingredients are creme de menthe, Midori liqueur and of course, bubbly. St Patrick’s Day Cocktail 30ml Midori 25ml Irish Whisky Champagne or sparkling wine Pour the fizz into a flute first, then add the Midori and whisky to get a…

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Fizzy Gin Cocktails with #Bubblyology

Champagne, Prosecco, English Sparkling, Crémant and more are all on the rise in popularity as is the pairing of them within a whole host of cocktail variations. Most bars these days will have a few cocktails to chose from, many being the well known and loved options and at times we may have see that…

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Pop Goes the Cocktail

Sparkling look good and taste good But they’re clever too. If Classic Champagne cocktails are all about the taste of Champagne itself, then sparkling cocktails are all about everything else that’s in the recipe: spirit(s) liqueurs, juices, sometimes bitters. In sparkling cocktails the bubbly not only turns the mix into a long drink with the…

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