Princess And The Fairy – Cocktail
23rd May 2023
The fantasy of life and the fantasy of a dream collide in Glass of Bubbly’s original Princess And The Fairy Cocktail, created with a Slovenian Sparkling Wine and an Absinthe from England, delivering the wonderful green colour that tempts you in, however, it’s not what makes you fall in love.
The Sparkling Wine – Sosolič
Covering 10 Hectares in the beautiful wine country of Slovenia, Vina Sosolič makes Red Wines, White Wines and one bottle of Sparkling Wine, they say their most well know wines all bear a similar name, ‘Virus’, they have three bottles in their range that share the name Virus, a bottle of Red Wine called Virus 3, a bottle of White Wine called Virus 5 and a bottle of Sparkling Wine called Virus 7, we’re tasting their Virus 7 and incorporating its Sea Breeze character into this Glass of Bubbly Cocktail.
Vina Sosolič – Virus 7 – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Sea Breeze, saline, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral, subtle yellow citrus, lemon, with yellow apples, minerals and zesty chalky characters on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Salty sea air, Sea Breeze, saline, wet stones, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral yellow apples and minerals on the palate.”
Bronze Medal in the Sea Breeze Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Absinthe – Murmichan
Lost Loch Spirits was founded and is owned and operated by Pete Dignan & Rich Pierce, with three aspects being crucial to their mission, the place, the process, and the spirits.
The Place – The Lost Loch Spirits distillery is in the heart of Royal Deeside, 30 miles west of Aberdeen. The distillery is built on the banks of the now drained Loch Auchlossan, or the ‘Lost Loch’. The landscape and the history surrounding them seeps into the storytelling, flavours, and the branding.
The Process – To maintain the highest standards, Lost Loch Spirits produces in a small batch mentality in an honest and transparent way. Using only natural ingredients and respecting the environment.
The Spirits – Each spirit draws inspiration from local provenance and the histories of the land around them. The final products are quirky, invigorating, inventive and imaginative, distinctly separate but part of the Lost Loch Spirits family.
Lost Loch Spirits – Murmichan – Tasting Notes – “Sweet succulent and rich honey surrounded by herbal characters like mint, thyme and fennel, with notes of lemony citrus, spring fling and minerals, the finishing taste is that of the bittersweet kind.”
The Murmichan is a Scottish Absinthe with a 64% ABV, the story of absinthe connects to earless artists and green fairies, with Murmichan being the name of a wicked scots fairy.
The story of Absinthe has roots dating back to the 18th century in Switzerland, the Murmichan is crafted with water from the ancient Pannanich Wells in the Cairngorms. These Wells were first mentioned by the Knights Templar in 1245 as they travelled through the Deeside Valley. Famous for its healing properties, the Wells was a favourite of Queen Victoria who wrote passionately about them in her Highland Journals.
Cocktail – Princess And The Fairy
- Sparkling Wine
- Dried Edible Cornflowers (Nurtured in Norfolk)
How To Make The Princess And The Fairy
- Start with 10-15mls of Absinthe
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
- Sprinkle on some Dried Edible Cornflowers
Princess And The Fairy Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “The absinthe takes the lead on the aroma with minty honey, thyme, fennel and then wild floral notes from the cornflowers.”
Flavour – “Crisp saline characters, layered with a mixture of fresh and baking mint, combined with honey, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and a wide array of minerals for an earthy character.”
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