God of Welsh Mythology – The Mabon Cocktail
1st November 2023
We’re exploring the world of Welsh Mythology, and honouring the Gods by crafting a tasty Fizz Cocktail, in collaboration with Wild Moon Distillery and Vina Colja.
Get ready to discover the warming sensation of apple pie, the creamy/juicy touch of white fruits and the bewitching expression from The Mabon Cocktail.
Vina Colja – Carmi Penina
Located in the Braniška Valley, right next to the main road Sežana – Nova Gorica, in the hamlet of Steske. The oldest surviving written record of their activity dates back to 1908 when Nono Franc became a member of the Wine and Fruit Society in what was then Rihemberg, now Branik, then at the end of the 1980s, they decided to devote themselves solely to viticulture.
The Sparkling Wines produced at Vina Colj are made in the classic method from Malvazija, Chardonnay, and Yellow Muscat grapes, the vineyards Colja are perfectly placed on the sunny slopes of the Braniška Valley.
In 1999, they constructed a new, modern stone wine cellar, and they also have a tasting room capable of hosting 50 people, you can book to journey on a guided tour of the cellar and tasting afterwards.
Vina Colja Carmi Penina – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Creamy white fruits, candy yellow citrus, white floral and blossom display to experience.”
Flavour – “Creamy/mossy display of smooth ripe fruits, mushy white pears, white fruits, orchard fruits, yellow pears, and more to discover.”
Silver Medal Winner in the Creamy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2023
The Rum – Welsh Witch
Launched in 2019 by The Welsh Witch herself, Jade Garston, born in a small village in North Wales. A Beltane baby, a May Queen, a Goddess of Love. She cast her spell and created Wild Moon Distillery, which has now expanded its range of Premium Spirits, this time we’re discovering her Mabon Rum.
‘From the Welsh haunted hills comes the tale of a Witch. Lives by the sun and loves by the moon, she possesses a potion of which. Distilled to perfection and infused botanically by beautiful Enchantress so magically. Cleansed and inspired with love and light, this mysterious Welsh Witch of the Night.’
Inspired by the celebration of Mabon, a God of Welsh mythology – the Child of Light and the son of the Earth Mother Goddess. This is the Second Harvest, the Fruit Harvest and the Great Feast of Thanksgiving.
The apple is the symbol of the Fruit Harvest, featuring significantly in many sacred traditions. It is a symbol for life and immortality, for healing, renewal, regeneration and wholeness. It is associated with beauty, long life and restored youth.
Welsh Witch Mabon Rum – Tasting Notes – “Smooth and rich apple pie and apple crumble, roasted apples, with fresh oak and subtle winter spice.”
The Mabon Cocktail
- Creamy Sparkling Wine
- Welsh Witch Rum
- Dried Apple Wheel
- Pressed Viola Flower
How To Make The Mabon Cocktail
- 15mls of Welsh Witch Rum
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
- Place Within A Dried Apple Wheel and a Singlaur Pressed Viola Flower
Aroma – “Warming winter spices, apple tart, dark and mysterious, with creamy white fruits and caramelised honey, alongside a whole host of dried red apples.”
Flavour – “Smooth, soft and totally rounded, with ripe white fruits and red apples, coupled with oak barrels and woody spices, notes of twigs and red apples, along with some roasted golden honey and wild floral.”
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.