Drunken Candy Cocktail

9th June 2023

Drunken Candy Cocktail Glass of Bubbly

Imagine walking into a candy store, seeing more candy than anyone could ever enjoy in one sitting, and off to the side, a lone bartender stands patiently behind a candy bar made from a mix of candy canes, candy floss and strawberry laces, the stools made of giant gummy bears, the napkins made of sugar paper, and without even a word being spoken, the bartender lifts from below the bar, a cocktail, placing it softly on a bed of candy floss, a cocktail designed for those with a sweet tooth, but without spoiling your appetite for the candy you’re about to enjoy.

The Drunken Candy Cocktail contains no candy, yet delivers flavours that will make you believe you’re enjoying a real mix of candy and alcohol, containing less sugar, and more fun!

The Prosecco – Ruggeri

Deeply rooted in the tradition of winemaking, the history of Ruggeri Winery began in 1950, founded by Giustino Bisol and his cousin, whose surname, Ruggeri, they adopted as part of the brand for their company.

In the early days, Ruggeri was one of only a handful of producers around Valdobbiadene focused on sparkling wine. Giustino’s son Paolo and granddaughter Isabella have since taken the company forward with the same pioneering spirit.

Ruggeri – Giustino B. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry

Aroma – “A light sunny day walking in the meadows, with freshly cut grass, white, yellow and blue floral, ripe and delicate white fruits, and light pastry aromas.”

Flavour – “Juicy ripe white fruits, white peach, green grapes, wild floral, white and blue floral on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the First Date Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Aber Falls Distillery

Located in the village of Abergwyngregyn, Aber Falls Distillery sits at the foot of the famous Aber Falls waterfall. Attracting over 50,000 visitors a year, this picturesque spot is easily accessible, just off the A55 and a stone’s throw from the coast.

Inspired by the warming, homely flavours of rhubarb & ginger crumble, a classic taste that brings back fond memories of Sunday dinners and family gatherings.

Aber Falls Distillery – Rhubarb & Ginger Gin – Tasting Notes – “It delivers a tart-like rhubarb flavour, sprinkled with juniper, on a bed of subtly spiced and warming ginger.”

The Drunken Candy Cocktail


  • Prosecco
  • Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Ground Ginger
  • Dried Cornflower Petals (Nurtured In Norfolk)

How To Make The Drunken Candy Cocktail

  • 15mls of Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
  • 75mls of Prosecco
  • 5mls of Ginger Syrup
  • A Small Dash of Ground Ginger
  • A Healthy Sprinkling of Dried Cornflower Petals

Drunken Candy Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Sweet rhubarb and ginger with delicate floral notes of cornflower petals, blue raspberry syrup and candy on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Sweet candy, like walking into Willy Wonka’s Wonderland, filled with blueberry bushes, blue raspberry river and rhubarb trees, and hints of sweet and tingly ginger spice coating it all on the palate.”

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Oliver Walkey

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