Golden Cocktail

16th May 2023

Golden Cocktail

It’s time to live the golden lifestyle, drinking gold flakes, rum from a gold bar, and the No.1 Méthode Marlborough Sparkling Wine from New Zealand, all united together in this Golden Cocktail.

This Cocktail is crafted specifically with No.1 Family Estate’s Cuvée No.1 and Bullion Rum’s Gold Original in mind.

The Sparkling Wine – No.1 Family Estate

No.1 Family Estate was created in 1977 by Adele & Daniel, they chose the name No.1 Family Estate in recognition of the many ‘firsts’ in New Zealand wine they had achieved over the years while working on their first venture, Cellier Le Brun.

They released their very first Cuvée No.1 on Bastille Day in 1999 and in 2012 their No.1 Assemblé was the first wine in New Zealand to be labelled ‘Méthode Marlborough’ in place of Méthode Traditionelle.

Check out the time when I had to deliver one of their Sparkling Wines to Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings – One Sparkling Wine To Rule Them All

No.1 Family Estate – Cuvée No.1 – New Zealand – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Oaky, woody, smoky oak, wood chips, with green fruits, soft green fruit citrus, lightly toasted cold toast with a drop or two of green citrus on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Refreshing, mouth-watering with lightly toasted bread, crisper green fruits with softer oaky and woody characters, finishing with some subtle lime citrus on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Oaky & Toasty Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Rum – Bullion

Bullion Rum has burst into the drinks world in a golden way, currently offering four flavours in their range: Bullion Gold Original, Bullion Java Banana, Bullion Coconut and their latest product Bullion Passion Fruit.

Distilled in Demerera and blended with all natural flavours and spices sourced from all over the world, their rum is distilled twice at one of the best Guyanese distilleries and then a 3rd time at Hensol Castle Distillery, using pure Welsh water filtered through the mountains of the Brecon Beacons to create their unique and delicious elixirs.

Gold Original Rum Tasting Notes – “A finely balanced golden rum, smooth, warming and sweet, with a lot to explore in depth and length.”

Golden Cocktail


  • No.1 Family Estate Sparkling Wine
  • Bullion’s Gold Original Rum
  • Large Ice Cube
  • Sea Salt
  • Gold Flakes

How To Make The Golden Cocktail

  • Place Your Large Ice Cube In Your Glass
  • Pour In 25mls of Golden Rum
  • 75mls of Sparkling Wine
  • 2 Twists Of Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle On Some Gold Flakes For Visual Appeal

Golden Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Smooth, exotic spices, roasted oak, well toasted toast, bonfire embers, and crisp green and yellow apples on the aroma.”

Flavour – “The palate delivers much of the same, with an added smoothing sweetness from the crisp ripe green and yellow apples, not forgetting exotic spices, toast, oak and a close of smooth golden rum.”

Oliver Walkey

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