Chocolate Gin Fizz Cocktail

11th April 2023

Chocolate Gin Fizz Cocktail Glass of Bubbly

Let’s do something special, let’s combine the wonderful refreshing and exciting characteristics of a Sparkling Wine, with the comforting warmth of a gin, and the wonderfully dream-like chocolate flavours of cocoa.

The result will be nothing less than a version of perfection, in Glass of Bubbly’s original Chocolate Gin Fizz Cocktail, enjoy!!

The Sparkling Wine – Martinčič

The Martinčič family vineyard’s wine and cane growing farm is located in Šmalčja Vas near Šentjernej in the beautiful wine country of Slovenia.

Going back more than one hundred years, their ancestors planted the first vineyard and realized that the Dolenjska soil and sky give the vine a special home, allowing the winemaker to create their Wine and Sparkling Wines.

Their farm is open to the public, for visits and tastings, you can tour their cellar where their award-winning wines and Sparkling Wines mature, they can welcome up to 50 people at a time.

The name for their Quattro Momenti Sparkling Wine was gifted to the Sparkling Wine by their four girls, containing all the poetry of their vineyards.

Martinčič – Quattro Momenti – Extra Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Calming aroma of almond, apricots, green apples and white floral, it warmly wraps itself around you and divinely welcomes you in.”

Flavour – “Crisp dry green fruity characters, with herbal notes and a white floral touch, this Sparkling Wine would pair very nicely with cheese and various slices of meat.”

Silver Medal in the Meditation Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Gin de Charente

Distilled in the heart of Cognac country, Gin de Charente uses the same methods that local Cognac Houses have used for generations, they choose the finest botanicals from locally picked melon to exotic species from Eastern Asia.

“Back in 2017 I had a house in France and originally the idea was to retire there. However, before Brexit, I was trying to find a way to make some money while in France. I looked at a number of options and finally discovered that Cognac can legally only be distilled for 6 months of the year. This meant that the stills or alambics as they call them would be unused for 6 months. I came up with the bright idea of asking some local producers if I could hire their stills for a few months every year in their down period. It didn’t seem to go down too well. Producers were worried their stills would get tainted with botanicals, some thought I was trying to do some kind of tax scam.

Eventually, as a last resort, I spoke to a commercial producer. He deals in tens of thousands of litres with companies and has makes a range of spirits. We seemed to get on well and so he took me to his distillery and showed me around his site, which is massive. However, he did have what he considered to be a small still in a small building which he said I could use.

We started producing the London Dry. Somebody offered me a Bourbon barrel and suggested it might work as a cask gin. I tried it but it didn’t appear to be too successful at first. I then tried using Cognac barrels from the local barrel maker. He re-toasted them and that worked really well within about 3 months. Eventually, after about a year, the Bourbon barrel started to give its flavour to the gin so we bottled that as well.” – Patrick Lenehan, CEO of Gin de Charente

Gin de Charente – Cognac Barrel Rested – Tasting Notes“Notes of caramel, vanilla and oak, with oak barrels, woody chips, all wrapped in a warming sweetness.”

The Cocktail – Chocolate Gin Fizz


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Gin
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cocoa

How To Make The Chocolate Gin Fizz Cocktail

  • 15mls of Gin
  • A Drop or Two of Vanilla Extract
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Sprinkle in Half a Teaspoon of Cocoa
  • Then Mix around in the Glass until the Cocoa is fully Mixed in

Chocolate Gin Fizz Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Cocoa, almost like a cold hot chocolate, with delicate wild floral and sweet vanilla on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Chocolate wraps around a crisp green apple, wild white flora, yellow fruits, caramel and oak, with a calming alcohol presence that almost goes unnoticed, soft cocoa persists in the length, a wonderful alternative to the hot chocolate.”

Oliver Walkey

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