Kiwi Royale Cocktail
6th May 2021
Casino Royale, no, sorry, Kiwi Royale, the perfect blend of Kiwi and Sparkling Wine, fruits can be a wonderful ingredient in creating a cocktail and the delicate kiwi is no exception, let’s see how it got its name and where it comes from.
Although we call it the Kiwi, its official title is the Kiwifruit, but it used to have another name, the Chinese Gooseberry or yang tao. When the fruit arrived in New Zealand it was renamed after New Zealand’s national animal, the Kiwi bird, because the bird is fuzzy and brown and the fruit is fuzzy and brown.
The Kiwi originates from China and was called yang tao, the first record of the Kiwifruit dates back to the 12th century during the Song dynasty in China, it was first consumed for medicinal purposes, during 1904 the Kiwifruit was brought to New Zealand from China in the form of seeds by school principal Isabel Fraser, where it was then first commercialised and grown for popular consumption, it was during World War II where British and American servicemen stationed in New Zealand got introduced to the fruit, after the war, it was exported to Great Britain and then California in 1962s.
Badagoni – Maestro Brut
Badagoni’s story starts in the east of Georgia in 2006, they have one of the most advanced wineries in the whole of Eastern Europe with them able to produce 6,000 bottles of still and sparkling wine in just 1 hour, even with all the technology they still remain very passionate to their Georgian traditions when it comes to making wine.
Badagoni – Maestro Brut Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Green fruits, garden herbs, green tomatoes and kiwi on the aroma.”
Flavour – “👅Fizzy, slighty creamy, green herbs, green fruits and green citrus flavours.”
This Georgian Sparkling Wine Won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
- Badagoni Maestro Brut
- Pineapple Juice
How To Make The Kiwi Royale
- Chop up and blend together two Kiwis with a little water.
- Pour 25mls of Kiwi juice into your glass.
- Add in 50mls of Pineapple Juice.
- Then top up with 75mls of your Sparkling Wine.
Aroma – “Fresh kiwi with hints of pineapple on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Smooth kiwi texture and flavours including hints of pineapple and green herbs on the palate with a ripe creaminess, it’s like a kiwi smoothie with the perfect amount of Sparkling Wine.”
A great smooth kiwi cocktail, you don’t lose any of the kiwi flavours, it shines perfectly in the sunlight, the pineapple juice aids in assisting the Cocktail and the Sparkling Wine, other than bringing the fizz also delivers the touches of green herbs that combines with the kiwi.
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