Christmas Cocktails – The Muppet Christmas Carol
21st December 2023
Ebenezer Scrooge: What right have you to be merry? You’re poor enough.
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.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the most popular Christmas story to have ever been written, being read, told and re-told time and time again during the Christmas season. The Christmas Carol has made its way on TV, Cinema and Streaming Services with more than 100 different adaptations being created since it was first written.
This Christmas Carol adaptation comes from the fun loving crew of The Muppets, The Muppet Christmas Carol was released on the 11th of December 1992, featuring Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Ghost of Christmas Past: Let us see another Christmas in this place.
Ebenezer Scrooge: They were all very much the same. Nothing ever changed.
Ghost of Christmas Past: You changed.
It was the first Muppet film to be produced following the deaths of Muppets creator Jim Henson and performer Richard Hunt, so the team decided to dedicate the film to both of them. It was also the first Muppets film to be produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
The film had a budget of $12 million and grossed $27.2 million at the box office, it received favorable reviews by critics and fans.
Ebenezer Scrooge: I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody like you before.
Ghost of Christmas Present: really? Over 1800 of my brothers have come before me!
Ebenezer Scrooge: 1800? Imagine the grocery bills!
The Sparkling Wine – Vivaearth
Vivaearth – The Green Philosophy with a Bubbly Character
With a forward-thinking approach to Prosecco, they select for You the excellence of organic and sustainable certified Prosecco from the world heritage site of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hills.
Vivaearth‘s aim is to promote Premium quality wines made in Italy by small family run wineries that fit their ethic of sustainability respecting nature.
Traditional Semi-Sparkling Wine – Tasting Notes
Aroma – ”This Semi-Sparkling is delivering similar notes to a delicate Pet-Nat, with subtle yeasty notes surrounded by very ripe and mushy green apples, green pears, yellow pears, and more.”
Flavour – “Fizzy in spirit with rich mushy green, yellow and white pears, green apples, subtle yeasty notes, wild floral and more refreshing characters to explore.”
Bronze Medal in the Pastries Delight Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2023
The Rum – Mounts Bay Distillery
Created by Lisa and Ben, Mounts Bay Distillery is a small family-fun Cornwall Distillery overlooking Mounts Bay.
Their passion for Cornwall and the sea surrounding had played a major part in influencing their distillery, as such, they don’t use plastics in any of our product packaging and they donate shares of their profits to plastic-free seas charities.
Mounts Bay Distillery isn’t open to the public, but they’d still welcome anyone wishing to stop by and pick up a bottle personally, just give them a little prior notice by text or phone call: 07484 779635.
Their Rum Dhu is fermented on the cliffs of Cornwall, up above the sea spray, and distilled on copper pot stills before being spiced and aged in oak casks.
Inspiration for their Spiced Rum is taken from the ocean, its hidden gullies and kelp forests, deep below the rolling boom of Cornish swells, the howling wind and thunder during squalls.
Knuckles pressed white against gunwales on ships out on the blue. Pounding surf against cliffs. Warm nights by the fire with glass in hand whilst storms batter down.
Rum Dhu – Tasting Experience – “Woody spices, including clovers, cinnamon and nutmeg, with rich vanilla and charred oak notes.”
The Muppet Christmas Carol Cocktail
- Sparkling Wine
- Cranberry Juice
- Dried Orange and Apple Wheel
How To Make The Muppet Christmas Carol Cocktail
- Pour 15mls of Rum
- 75mls of Sparkling Wine
- 5mls of Cranberry Syrup
- Sprinkle on some Cinnamon
- Garnish with a Selection of Shortbread, Grapes, Dried Orange and Apple Wheel
Aroma – “Christmas cinnamon notes, warming and welcoming, making me feel very relaxed and filled with anticipation for the best season, with notes of cranberry, shortbread and Christmas cake.”
Flavours – “Smooth, refreshing and rounded with festive and ripe fruity notes, with powdered cinnamon covering the palate, with cranberries, yellow apples, apricots, yeasty touch, oak, pastries and sponge cake filled with festive spices to sit back and enjoy.”
Merry Christmas from Glass of Bubbly
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.