Christmas Cocktails – Jingle All the Way
20th December 2023
Mall Santa: That’ll be three hundred.
Howard Langston: Dollars?
Mall Santa: No, chocolate kisses; yes, dollars!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is soon approaching and Glass of Bubbly is crafting a whole new exciting range of Christmas Cocktails, we’ve chosen some of the best Christmas films and created a perfect Cocktail to accompany them, working alongside different wineries and distilleries, I’ll give you a little history into each film and the know-how to create a delicious themed Cocktail.
Jingle All The Way
Jingle All The Way was inspired by the real-life last-minute rush for the most popular and normally sold out Christmas toys, like the Cabbage Patch Kids, written by Randy Kornfield and rewritten by the Producer Chris Columbus adding in the elements of satire about the commercialization of Christmas.
The script was picked up by 20th Century Fox and it’s only because there were delays to the reboot of Planet of the Apes that Arnold Schwarzenegger got to play the lead role.
Howard Langston: You guys are nothing but a bunch of sleazy conmen in red suits.
Mall Santa: What did you call us?
Howard Langston: You heard me right. Conmen. Thieves. Degenerates. Low-lifes. Thugs. Criminals!
Mall Santa: At the North Pole, them are fightin’ words, partner.”
With a budget of $75 million, it grossed $129.8 million worldwide but was generally negatively reviewed by critics, it has since become a Christmas Classic, being enjoyed by fans every Christmas around the world.
- Jingle All The Way – 1996
- Jingle All The Way 2 – 2014
The Sparkling Wine – Vina Stoka
Stoka has been around since 1839, located on the southwest Slovenian border, they first started marketing the Stoka brand in 1989, the same year they started bottling their wine. They own 30 hectares of land, with 7 hectares being used as vineyards, across those 7 hectares are 30,000 vines, all growing grapes.
Vina Stoka – Prima Teranova Penina – Tasting Notes
Aroma – ”Dark black and red berries, sublime forest floor, bark, twigs, brambles, black pepper, rich plums and oak.”
Flavour – “Dry rich dark red and black berries, plums and plumbs soaked in alcohol, bark, oak, twigs and forest floor.”
Gold Medal in the Summer Days Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021
The Rum – Labourdonnais
Located amidst beautiful orchards and sugar cane fields on an estate in the north of Mauritius, Distillerie de Labourdonnais is rich in rum-making tradition, the family owned estate has been growing sugar cane since the 18th century, with the Chateau dating from the 1850s.
Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, it is a prime location for the production of Rum, in recent years a lot of industrial rum has been produced in Mauritius, but three traditional craft distilleries continue the French tradition of producing distinctive and refined rums from pure sugarcane juice.
Founded in 2006, Labourdonnais is a resurrection of the old ‘Rhumerie des Mascareignes’, the youngest of the artisanal distilleries.
Spiced Gold – Tasting Experience – “A magnificent colour, with smooth and rich flavours centered around the incredible display of wooded spices, like cinnamon, cloves and more.
You can discover a whole range of truly exceptional rums from the Island of Mauritius on Green Island, delivering a true expression of pure Rum.
Jingle All The Way Cocktail
- Red Sparkling Wine
- Labourdonnais Spiced Gold Craft Rum
- Bay Leaf – Dried Orange & Apple Wheel
How To Make The Jingle All The Way Cocktail
- 15-20mls of Labourdonnais Spiced Gold Craft Rum
- Top up with Red Sparkling Wine
- Garnish With a Bay Leaf and Dried Orange & Apple Wheel
Tasting Notes – “Rich expression of dark red berries coupled together with oak and woody spices, blackberries and red berries, forest floral, bark and cinnamon, a truly heart warming expression, perfect to enjoy in front of an open fire.”
Merry Christmas from Glass of Bubbly
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.