Oyster Cove – A Champagne Cocktail

8th May 2023

Oyster Cove A Champagne Cocktail

Champagne and Oysters are one of those prime combinations that perfectly complement each other, like they were both meant to be joined together for a short moment in time.

Normally the Oyster is consumed in its original form with Champagne, but this time, we’re venturing into the spirit world, with Isle of Bute’s first ever Oyster Gin to craft an Oyster Champagne Cocktail, utilizing Celebrity’s elegant Champagne, please take a moment and enjoy Glass of Bubbly’s Oyster Cove Cocktail.

The Champagne – Celebrity’s Champagne

Founded in 2013 by Christophe Kuo, on the picturesque island of Taiwan, off the coast of China and Hong Kong.

Celebrity’s Champagne imports Champagne from France to Taiwan, they specialize in the smaller French growers, looking for that unique taste, they help the Taiwanese people experience more of what Champagne has to offer at an affordable price in a lovely box with an elegant label.

Celebrity’s Motto: The real taste of Champagne.

Celebrity’s Champagne – My Girl Champagne – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Lovely expressive aroma, delivering everything you could want from a Champagne, with a creamy presence joining you along the entire journey, with zesty lemon, yellow fruits, yeasty characters, pastry, glazed icing sugar pastry, croissants, glazed peach/apricot, with notes of vanilla ice cream on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Elegant, just like the lady on the label, smooth on the palate with sweet and light citrus, hints of apricot and peach, yeasty, croissants and pastry, very similar to the aroma, with freshly baked glazed icing sugar pastries and creamy at the close/length.”

Gold Medal in the Creamy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Isle of Bute

Creating world-class spirits on the Isle of Bute, in the heart of Rothesay, one of Scotland’s many breathtaking islands, sourcing botanicals from across the island and nearby areas they’ve brought to the market a selection of Gins, one Rum and this magnificent creation, their Oyster Gin, capturing the aphrodisiac’s flavours inside an enchanting bottle of Gin.

A few friends is all it took to create Isle of Bute Distillery, some lived on the island and some discovered the place during holidays while growing up, it all began in 2018 on a boat ride around the island, the friends swapped stories of days gone about their time on the island, and during this time, Rhona, the founder realised that this prime location, with an alluring essence to capture and show the world, had no distillery, so she created one, and has been growing the brand ever since.

The west coast of Scotland is famous for its oyster beds, with the Distillery using oyster shells from Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch, extending 40 miles inland, fresh from the Argyll Coast.

Oyster Gin – Tasting Notes – “Wonderfully balanced, a temptress in the waves, they have perfectly captured the flavours of the oyster, their gin delivers exactly what you want, while still giving you a taste of the Isle of Bute, it has a glorious subtly silky texture with a touch of fresh citrus.”

Cocktail – Oyster Cove


  • Celebrity’s Champagne
  • Oyster Gin
  • Nori Sheet/Seaweed
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

How To Make The Oyster Cove Cocktail

  • Cut to size a Nori Sheet/Seaweed Sheet
  • Wrap it around the inside of your Glass
  • Pour in 15mls of your Oyster Gin
  • Top up with around 80-100mls of Celebrity’s Champagne
  • Drop in a few Twigs of Thyme
  • Then Garnish with a helping of Rosemary

Oyster Cove Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Smells like the wild Scottish coastline, a heavenly blend of the sea and land, with charming seaweed and herbal notes attributed to the freshly picked, homegrown rosemary. If you remove the rosemary and explore deeper, you’ll discover a richer aroma of saline/salty sea air, with distant seagrass and herbal notes.”

Flavour – “Just like jumping into the ocean, this cocktail wraps itself around you, lovingly delivering prime oysters, seafood, a pleasing saline freshness, with notes of finesse from the Champagne, offering subtle citrus and background pastry notes. The cocktail also slowly soaks in the thyme characters in the glass, which adds to the complexity and experience.”

Oliver Walkey

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