Pirate’s Secret Stash Cocktail
25th April 2023
Only the brave could dare to take on such a task, such a hidden secret that it requires the greatest of navigators, a skilled fighter and the strongest will to face this Cocktail, a Cocktail of such power and grace, that even the pirate kings have failed in their attempts, can you take on Glass of Bubbly’s original Cocktail, ‘The Pirate’s Secret Stash’?
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 litres 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 Brut 2018 – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Puréed green fruits, with hints of yellow and tropical fruits, a lovely display of honeydew melon, with a plate of freshly cut pineapple not too far behind.”
Flavour – “Sweet and fresh honeydew melon, succulent melon, aromatic wild exotic floral characters and even more tropical expressions on the palate.”
Silver Medal in the Tropical Burst Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Rum – Tilambic
This Overproof Rum was crafted in the Republic of Mauritius, a country to the right of Madagascar which is next to the continent of Africa, with a total land area of 2,040 km2, the environment in Mauritius is tropical on the coastal regions with forests in the mountainous areas.
The estimated population is around 1,265,000, with the language being Creole, but it is also an English-speaking and French-speaking nation.
Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs back in the 16th Century but they decided it wasn’t for them, the island was then discovered by the Portuguese in 1507, but it didn’t meet their requirements either, so they sailed past. It wouldn’t be until 1598, when the Dutch discovered the island, that they settled down. They were the ones who started the first sugar production bringing the plant from South East Asia and labourers from Africa.
Tilambic is a 7-year-old rum at 151 proof with a 75.5ABV, made from molasses, column distilled and aged in oak barrels.
Tilambic XS 151 Overproof Rum – Tasting Notes – “Cocoa/chocolate, figs, prunes, raisins, dried stone fruits, caramel, vanilla, oak, wooden barrels and spices from across the globe.”
Cocktail – Pirate’s Secret Stash
- Tropical Burst Sparkling Wine
- Tilambic XS 151 Aged Overproof Rum (Rum Shop)
- Vanilla Extract
- Basil (Cocktail Spice/Herbs Rack)
- Bay Leaf
How To Make The Pirate’s Secret Stash Cocktail
- 10mls of your Tilambic XS 151 Aged Overproof Rum
- A Healthy Top-Up of Sparkling Wine
- 2 Drops of Vanilla Extract
- Place in a Bay Leaf
- Then Sprinkling on some Basil and Coriander to Finish
Pirate’s Secret Stash Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “A Pirates Cove, dried herbs, basil/coriander, with bay leaves, oak and pineapples on the aroma.”
Flavour – “An attack of fizzy tropical characters are quickly combated by the warming strength of the Rum, drawing with it oaky, oak barrels, woody characters with vanilla and caramel, the Sparkling Wine comes back into focus drawing on the herbs and delivers dried herbal characters, palm tree leaves and tropical fruits, such as pineapple, mango and banana, the fight is not over, as in the length the rum keeps you warm with a calm addition of Sparkling Wine, refreshing the end, ready for another glass, if you can handle it.”
Image Credit: Sunset Pirate – Pirate Ships – Pirate
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