How Sparkling Wine Can Effect A Cocktail
23rd April 2020
1 Cocktail, 2 Sparkling Wines
I’ve made a lot of Cocktails here on Glass of Bubbly, but I’ve never tried the same Cocktail with two different Sparkling Wines.
Today I’ve created 1 cocktail twice, and in each contain a different Sparkling Wine, one from Italy and one from Slovenia.
To make this Cocktail, all you will need is:
- Sparkling Wine
- Simple Syrup
How To Make Simple Syrup
- Boil some water in your kettle, add 1 and a half spoonfuls of sugar into a cup and wait for the now simple syrup to cool down.
This isn’t an overly complicated Cocktail or very powerful one, I wanted there to be flavour, but not so much to overpower the Sparkling Wines.
Let’s Meet Our Sparkling Wines
Vipava 1894 is a Slovenian winery dating all the way back to 1894, and to help produce their sparkling wines, they have some 350 grape growers.
In the area of Vipava, where they are located, they have been cultivating grapevines dating all the way back to ancient Rome.
Vipava 1894 Theodosius Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Mushroom and green fruit aromas.”
Taste – “Green and yellow fruit flavours.”
This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Highly Commended Medal in the Oaky & Toasty Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
Valentino Butussi Ribolla Gialla Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Love Heart sweets and green fruit aromas.”
Taste – “Zesty green fruit and honeydew melon flavours.”
This Italian Sparkling Wine Won a Highly Commended Medal in the Summer Days Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
How To Make The Cocktail
- Grab a glass and pour in 30mls of Simple Syrup.
- Pour in 10mls of Gin.
- Top up your glass with Sparkling Wine.
- Garnish with cucumber, on the glass, in the glass or both.
The recipe is just for one cocktail, if you wanted to make two, then just double the ingredients.
For the first Cocktail, I’ve poured in Valentino Butussi the Italian Sparkling Wine.
Vipava 1894 & Cucumber Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Cucumber.”
Taste – “Cucumber and oaky.”
Now for the second Cocktail, I’ve poured in Vipava 1894 Theodosius, the Slovenian Sparkling Wine.
Valentino Butussi & Cucumber Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Cucumber and tropical fruits.”
Taste – “Cucumber, honeydew melon and hints of pineapple.”
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