Naked Cocktail

12th May 2023

Naked Cocktails

Get a taste of the purest form, the naked expression, using natural ingredients, from both England and Italy, and combining them with smooth, subtly creamy coconut milk.

The Sparkling Wine – Ventiventi

Ventiventi means 2020 in Italian. They planted their first vines in the wine-growing district of north Modena in 2016, using the classic method to make their Italian Sparkling Wines, the company was designed and built following a modern concept, being innovative using modern technology, guaranteeing a quality wine while respecting the territory, vines and plants, they are proud to say they are working on their sustainability, being organic and becoming self-sufficient.

Cantina Ventiventi – Blanc de Blancs – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Minerals, salty sea air, wet stones, yellow citrus, soft lemon skin, apricot skin and sea shells on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A gentle warmth about this one, with characters of salty sea air, minerals, wet stone, and chalk/clay, combined with a wonderful zesty and zingy expression, of yellow and green zest to complete the experience.”

Silver Medal in the Sea Breeze Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Pinkster

Perhaps more the ingredients for a game of Cluedo, but that’s how Pinkster was born.

Let’s begin the story with the founder, Stephen Marsh, he unfortunately came to the realisation that wine and beer no longer agreed with him, and when looking for a good drink he only had the option of Vodka or Gin, with Gin being his preferred choice, he started his search high and low for the blend he hoped to fall in love with, but found the juniper expression to be too strong for his liking, so, when you can’t find something, we make it, and that’s what he did.

A keen forager and maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to gin and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths.

He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour. With the recipe developed, pals started encouraging him to go commercial.

G&J, one of the country’s oldest distillers, was recruited to the cause. They produce the core spirit with five botanicals to Pinkster’s original recipe which they painstakingly developed over several years.

They then macerate with a further three botanicals, including fresh, plump raspberries grown nearby their rural base outside Cambridge, to produce the finished gin that is Pinkster.

Despite the growth of Pinkster Gin, Stephen still personally oversees the production, ensuring consistency from batch to batch.

Naked Pinkster Gin – Tasting Notes “An expression of juniper berries and black pepper, then a subtle touch of the earth with minerals, but then back to the expression of juniper and peppery notes.”

The Cocktail – Naked


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Naked Gin
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Coconut Milk
  • Parsley
  • Thyme

How To Make A Naked Cocktail

  • Pour in 15mls of Naked Gin
  • 5mls of Ginger Syrup
  • 50mls of Coconut Milk
  • 100mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Then Garnish with some Thyme and Parsley

Naked Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A gentle touch of Thyme and Parsley, with soft coconut milk aromas.”

Flavour – “Fizzy, rich and subtly creamy, the Sparkling Wine brings soft zesty and mineral characters, the gin adds juniper and peppery notes, the coconut milk welcomes in the ginger syrup and helps to unite all the flavours together, mellowing out the flavour profile, making it easier to drink.”


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Oliver Walkey

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