Love Me or Hate Me, Either Way I’m Yours – Marmalade Cocktail

13th April 2023

Love Me of Hate Me, Either Way I'm Yours Cocktail Glass of Bubbly

Enjoyed by James Bond and Paddington Bear, Marmalade has a couple of very famous characters sharing it with the world and Glass of Bubbly wanted to do its part, by crafting a Marmalade Cocktail.

Other than his memorable personality and clothing, one of the most associated things with Paddington Bear is his love of marmalade sandwiches, if you think marmalade, Paddington Bear isn’t too far behind, and when James Bond starts his day right, he’s partial to a helping of Marmalade, Ian Fleming wrote in From Russia With Love, “Breakfast was Bond’s favourite meal of the day.” with Bond enjoying eggs, preferably scrambled, with bacon or sausages, along with some toast with either marmalade or strawberry jam.

The Sparkling Wine – Radgonske Gorice

The biggest and one of the most well-known Slovenian Sparkling Wineries is Radgonske Gorice, producing Sparkling Wine for everyone, supplying Slovenian Supermarkets and offering something a little more aged and complex for the wine connoisseur.

Radgonske Gorice is also the oldest Sparkling Wine producer in Slovenia, they started 170 years ago in 1852 and now produce 4,500,000 liters of wine every year, with a production that high, it makes sense that Radgonske Gorice is the largest producer of Sparkling Wine in Slovenia.

Radgonske Gorice – Zlata Radgonska Penina Rosé Selection Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Soft blushing red berries, raspberries, strawberries, baked winter fruits/berries, sweet pink grapefruit and cherries along with pink blossom and pink rose petals on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Soft ripe red apple flesh, red and white strawberries, raspberries, delicate pink floral, pink rose petals, pink blossom on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Summer Days Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Slingsby

Beginning in North Yorkshire, in the town of Harrogate, Slingsby Gin was founded by Marcus Black and Mike Carthy who both embarked on this adventure together, it took over 15 months and 18 different variants of Gin blends before finding the perfect recipe.

The inspiration for the name ‘Slingsby’ came from the real William Slingsby who in 1571 discovered the unique properties of the natural spring water from Harrogate’s Tewit Well. His discovery brought thousands of visitors to ‘take the waters’ which were thought to have medicinal properties and to this day, people from all over the world visit the spa town to restore their body, mind and soul.

Slingsby Gin’s mission is to capture the ‘Spirit of Harrogate’ and deliver it in a bottle for you to enjoy from anywhere in the world.

Slingsby – Marmalade Gin – Tasting Notes – “Rich, zesty orange citrus, orange peel and tangerine, with pink grapefruits and sweet Marmalade.”

Cocktail – Love Me of Hate Me, Either Way I’m Yours


  • Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Marmalade Gin
  • Ginger Ale
  • Bay Leaves

How To Make The Love Me of Hate Me, Either Way I’m Yours Cocktail

  • 15mls of Marmalade Gin
  • 30mls of Ginger Ale
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish with two Bay Leaves

Love Me of Hate Me, Either Way I’m Yours Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Rich ginger and bay leaves which almost fool you into thinking it contains a form of chocolate with a cocoa aroma rising from the glass.”

Flavour – “Tangy sweetness, the ginger and marmalade unite with zesty orange skins and tangerine, the Rosé Sparkling Wine adds a wonderfully fresh layer of red berries that benefit the taste experience.”

Oliver Walkey

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