High Sea Ranger Cocktail
11th May 2023
Are you ready for adventure? Ready to set sail? Ready to explore the world, if you answered yes, then stand up right now, pop open a bottle of Sparkling Wine, uncork your Rum and get cracking with crafting Glass of Bubbly’s original High Sea Ranger Cocktail, delivering the wonderful flavours of the open ocean with that of an English country garden.
The Sparkling Wine – Martinčič
The Martinčič family vineyard’s wine and cane growing farm is located in Šmalčja Vas near Šentjernej in the beautiful wine country of Slovenia.
Going back more than one hundred years, their ancestors planted the first vineyard and realized that the Dolenjska soil and sky gives the vine a special home, allowing the winemaker to create their Wine and Sparkling Wines.
Their farm is open to the public, for visits and tastings, you can tour their cellar where their award-winning wines and Sparkling Wines mature, they can welcome up to 50 people at a time.
The name for their Quattro Momenti Sparkling Wine was gifted to the Sparkling Wine by their four girls, containing all the poetry of their vineyards.
Martinčič – Quattro Momenti – Extra Brut – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Calming aroma of almond, apricots, green apples and white floral on the aroma, it warmly wraps itself around you and divinely welcomes you in.”
Flavour – “Crisp dry green fruity characters, with herbal notes and a white floral touch, this Sparkling Wine would pair very nicely with cheese and various slices of meat.”
Silver Medal in the Meditation Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Rum – John Paul Jones
“Sign on, young man, and sail with me. The stature of our homeland is no more than the measure of ourselves. Our job is to keep her free. Our will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. To this solemn purpose we call on the young, the brave, the strong, and the free. Heed my call, Come to the sea. Come sail with me.” – John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones Rum is heading in a new direction with its flavoured rums, with the team, Co-founder and Managing Director Ollie Blackett, Co-Founder, Master of Flavours and Head of Product, Finnian Gill and Head of Business Development Jack Cuddigan.
Captain John Paul Jones was one of the greatest Naval Masters and Commanders of all time, and serves as the inspiration behind the brand, which was founded on the very Estate that the man himself was born.
Born July 6th 1747 on the Arbigland Estate in the southwest of Scotland, John Paul Jones began his sailing career at 13, taking his first voyage to Barbados and Fredericksburg, Virginia and at the age of 17 he returned home to Scotland, being thrust into the role of Captain after fever ran rife aboard the homeward vessel.
JPJ would move to North America in 1775, offering his services to the newly founded Continental Navy, he worked his way up through the ranks and took up his first commanding role on the USS Ranger to France, where he became friends with Benjamin Franklin.
Soon after he would begin his comprehensive assault on the British, obtaining a notorious reputation sinking multiple ships and winning numerous battles, nearing the end of his life he sailed to Russia in 1788, helping to fight the Turkish and the Ottoman Empire, before settling in Paris in May 1790. He died at the age of 45 on the 18th of July 1792, at 8pm. He was buried in an alcohol-filled coffin, that is said to have been rum.
Ranger Rum – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Crisp green apples, sweet zingy limes, rosemary and saline/seaweed aromas.”
Flavour – “Green apples, white floral, vanilla, lime, seaweed, saline and more to explore.”
Named after one of the more famous vessels which was captained by John Paul Jones, during the Revolutionary War. Named, ‘Ranger’ it was the first ship commissioned by the US to raid enemy craft within the Irish Sea.
The Cocktail – High Sea Ranger
- Sparkling Wine
- White Rum
- Lime Juice
- Seaweed/Nori Sheet
How To Make The High Sea Ranger Cocktail
- Start with 15mls of White Rum
- Add 5mls of Lime Juice
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
- Drop in a Lime Twist
- Wrap Around a Piece of Seaweed Inside your Glass
- Add a Twig of Rosemary
High Sea Ranger Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Seaweed, nori sheet, freshly picked rosemary, hints of sweet lime, crisp green flowers and wild floral notes.”
Flavour – “Fizzy and adventurous, exciting with a blend of crisp green fruits and saline/seaweed, sweet lime, rosemary and wild floral combine with cunning delicacy, with the sweet lime and saline characters lasting into the distant length.”
Imaged Credit: Sailing
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