London Cabby Cocktail

29th May 2023

London Cabby Cocktail


Throughout the bustling city of London, a squadron of black cabs travel from zone to zone, escorting the public to their intended destinations. This cocktail is dedicated to all the hard working cabbies of London, the men and women offering you a ride come rain or shine, early morning to the dead of night.

The Sparkling Wine

Založnik hosts both a vineyard and fruit farm, cultivating and fulfilling their tradition for the past four generations, since 1911.

“The vine grows well in the shadow of the master”

Located on the slopes of Pohorje, on the golden green hills of beautiful Škalce, above Slovenske Konjice. Their vines grow on the highest terroir of the famous Škalce, where the sun is abundant throughout the year.

“In our vineyards, we strive to grow healthy and high-quality grapes, because we are aware that only such grapes can produce a top-quality drop. We produce wines exclusively from grapes that we grow ourselves in our vineyards. We breathe and live for the fact that we can compete with other, even larger, wine producers on the Slovenian market in terms of quality.” – Založnik

Winery Založnik – Bela Penina – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Delicate yellow floral, yellow rose petals with subtle dried citrus, zesty lemon, lemon pulp and candy lemon on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Zesty lemon, zesty citrus, notes of lemon pulp, skin and juice, a touch of wild yellow floral, nectar and yellow rose petals on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Cabby Rum

The First Spiced Rum Produced In The Heart Of London

Taxi Spirit Co opened London’s first ever Rum Distillery! The founder, Moses Odong, decided to name the company after his profession, as a London Taxi Driver, crafting a range of premium quality Rums for the UK and overseas.

It took 6 years of hard work and passion in developing the perfect recipe for his Rum, which proudly launched its first product in 2018, Cabby’s White Rum, which is produced in batches of only 250 bottles.

Expanding its range, Taxi Spirit Co also offers Cabby’s Gin, created by accident while experimenting with juniper for spiced rum.

Taxi Spirit Co – Cabby’s White Rum – Tasting Notes – “Smooth vanilla, with fresh cloves and ginger notes, with a touch of lavender, caramel and honey to treat your palate.”

The London Cabby Cocktail


  • Rum
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cloves
  • Rosemary

How To Make A London Cabby Cocktail

  • 15mls of Rum
  • 5mls of Ginger Syrup
  • 75mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Add 1 Drop of Vanilla Extract
  • Garnish with a Handful of Cloves and a Twig of Rosemary

If the cocktail is too powerful and spicy in character for your palate, then I recommend adding 15mls of Cream Soda to soften the tone, while still delivering the flavour profile.

London Cabby Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Cloves and cinnamon take on the aroma, a powdered cinnamon sneaks its way up the aroma, with notes of dried lemon and orange zest, plus a bonus notes of Madagascar vanilla.”

Flavour – “A spicy undertone of ginger and cloves, with a zesty note of dried lemon, and a subtle herbal character soaked in baked vanilla.”

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Oliver Walkey

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