Champagne and Oyster Cocktail
30th November 2020
Champagne and Oysters go hand in hand, a combination that has worked for generations, the food of love and the drink of lovers.
Oysters, an aphrodisiac, are extremely rich in zinc, which is essential for testosterone production and Champagne always improves a situation and puts a smile on your face.
Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot
We were fortunate enough to visit Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot earlier this year where we got to tour the winery and taste their range of Champagnes, you can check out our Trip To Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot and get to know the man behind the label.
Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot is owned by the Papleux family, they operate 8 hectares under HVE certification (High Environmental Value) they have 9 different bottles available on their website, which you can check out here.
Champagne Goutorbe Bouillot – Champ De Craie Extra Brut
Aroma – “Marzipan, dates, and a touch of nuttiness on the aroma.”
Flavours – “Dry citrus and yellow fruit flavours, high acidity.”
The Oyster Gin
Creating world-class spirits on the Isle of Bute, in the heart of Rothesay, one of Scotland’s many breathtaking islands, sourcing botanicals from across the island and nearby areas they’ve brought to the market a selection of Gins, one Rum and this magnificent creation, their Oyster Gin, capturing the aphrodisiac’s flavours inside an enchanting bottle of Gin.
A few friends is all it took to create Isle of Bute Distillery, some lived on the island and some discovered the place during holidays while growing up, it all began in 2018 on a boat ride around the island, the friends swapped stories of days gone about their time on the island, and during this time, Rhona, the founder realised that this prime location, with an alluring essence to capture and show the world, had no distillery, so she created one, and has been growing the brand ever since.
The west coast of Scotland is famous for its oyster beds, with the Distillery using oyster shells from Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch, extending 40 miles inland, fresh from the Argyll Coast.
Oyster Gin – Tasting Notes – “Wonderfully balanced, a temptress in the waves, they have perfectly captured the flavours of the oyster, their gin delivers exactly what you want, while still giving you a taste of the Isle of Bute, it has a glorious subtly silky texture with a touch of fresh citrus.”
- Oyster Gin
How To Make This Champagne & Oyster Cocktail
- Cut a sheet of Seaweed in half and wrap it around the inside of your glass.
- Pour in 30mls of Oyster Gin
- Top up with 300-400mls of Sparkling Wine
Aroma – “Seaweed is at the forefront with Oysters then making a prominent appearance on the aroma.”
Flavours – “A fizzy ocean cocktail is the best way to describe this, you get a lovely seaweed and Champagne flavour, which is accompanied by a light saltiness and a silky Oyster texture, a perfect Sea Breeze Cocktail.”
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