Double Barrel Fizz Cocktail

17th May 2021

The Wild West A Cowboy's Cocktail

This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Welcome to the Wild Wild West, I’ll be guiding you through these challenging but fascinating times during the American Frontier.

The Wild West era began in 1607 and came to an end in 1920, it is a big part of America’s History and has inspired more than a few good pieces of entertainment, from Red Dead Redemption 2, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, The Magnificent Seven, High Noon, Back To The Future Part III and The Sister Brother’s, a combination of games, films and books that have become classics or fan favourites.

The colonisation of the Americas was achieved through military conquest, treaties with foreign nations and native tribes, the establishment of law and order and political compromise along with building towns, farms and ranches, going from the East coast to the West coast.

It all began in Jamestown, Virginia when the English first settled there in 1607, the initial expansion took place along the East coast so that the transport of goods, foods and people could arrive quicker.

Although Canada is part of the British Empire, it was the French who first settled in villages along the St. Lawrence River.

As the population grew in America it was the farmers who benefited, they were given priority when it came to land ownership, expanding westward and giving the working class people a piece of the new frontier. Land in Britain was much harder to gain ownership of, as most of the land was already owned by a small number of landlords and fetched a high price, whereas in America it was sold cheap and many, landowners also gained a vote for local and provincial offices, but this expansion didn’t come without conflict from the Native Americans.

One such conflict took place between the British, French and Indian War Parties, called The French and Indian War, the French fought against the British, both sides enlisted the help of Indian War parties as allies, the war lasted 7 years from 1754 to 1763, the fighting didn’t just take place in America, it spilled over from Europe, it ended in a complete victory for the British, and a huge win it would be. In the peace treaty, the French ceded virtually every piece of land that they owned in America, including their holding in Canada which was signed over to the British Empire.

We’ve heard a lot about America, but what about Mexico, the Mexican War of Independence to break away from Spain started on the 16th of September 1810 and came to an end on the 27th of September 1821, back then Mexico stretched up into America, owning California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, most of Arizona, the western quarter of Colorado and the southwest corner of Wyoming, the western half of New Mexico.

Texas declared its independence on the 2nd of March 1836, but Mexico did not want to lose that great state, they threatened war if Texas joined the U.S. which they did on the 29th of December 1845 becoming the 28th state, Mexico had its war, the Mexican–American War which ended up costing them a lot of land which is now part of modern-day America.

A Double Barrel of Cowboy Facts

Cowboys considered the camp cook to be the most important person in their camps, they could be referred to as “Cookie”, “Been Masters” “Biscuit Shooters” and “Belly Cheaters”.

Cowboys didn’t just have a fashion sense, there are reasons behind their outfit choice, their wide-rimmed Stetson hats were used for two reasons, to protect them from the sun and to be used as a cup to collect water for themselves and their horses. their bandanas which they would wear round their necks would be used to protect their mouth and nose from trail dust. They wore denim jeans with chaps, they served as protection against thorny branches while riding. Also, while they might have looked cool, they normally wore the same clothes for weeks before changing them.

The Sparkling Wine – Vipava 1894

Vipava – Penina Zelena 2018 Tasting Notes

Aroma – “👃Ripe green fruits and floral aromas.”

Flavour – “👅A sweet ripe candy fruit flavour, pear drops, cooked green apples and a touch of green citrus.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

The name Vipava 1894 comes from the fact that this Slovenian Sparkling Wine is made in the picturesque Vipava Valley and that the Vipava wine cellar was built in 1894.

In 2017 Vipava gave over the reins of their cellar to the current winemaker Hannes Sabathi, originally from Styria, Austria who now creates Vipava’s Wines and Sparkling Wines.

Double Barrel Fizz Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Southern Comfort
  • Grenadine
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Orange Juice (Smooth)
  • Orange

How To Make The Southern 1894 Cocktail / The Southern Cowboy Cocktail / The Cowboy’s Comfort Cocktail

  1. Pour in 45mls of Southern Comfort
  2. Add 45mls of Pineapple Juice
  3. And 45mls of Orange Juice
  4. Then 10mls of Grenadine
  5. Finally, top up with 100mls of Sparkling Wine
  6. Garnish with a slice of orange and a black straw

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Fresh orange and orange juice and a touch of Southern Comfort on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A warm fizzy sweetness that expands in the length, ripe tropical fruits and southern comfort in the close, the sparkling wine brings the gunshot fuzziness that adds to the sweetness of the Cocktail.”


Footnote: I did my best to get the correct facts for this article, but please double-check them yourself as sometimes the internet makes mistakes.

Oliver Walkey

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