Scrooged – Christmas Movie Cocktails

22nd December 2022

Scrooged Cocktail

Scrooged, released on the 23rd of November, 1988, with a budget of $32 million, it grossed $100.3 million worldwide, in part by starring the incredible Ghostbusting, lasagna-loving, someone who truly knows how to make the most out of a single day, Bill Murray – who played Frank Cross, a cynical and selfish television executive, who, just like Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by a succession of ghosts on Christmas Eve intent on helping him regain his Christmas spirit.

Based on the immortal work by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup, but lost to the still widely popular, cult classic film Beetlejuice.

When marketing the film, they made references to Murray’s successful role in Ghostbusters to help entice the audience in, such as this tagline “Bill Murray is back among the ghosts, only this time, it’s three against one”.

Scrooged earned $18.6 million over its Thanksgiving-extended opening weekend in the United States at 1,262 theatres. It was the highest-earning film that weekend, ahead of The Land Before Time ($8.1 million) and Oliver & Company ($6.3 million). Scrooged became the fourth highest-earning opening weekend of that year, although only finished 13th in the highest-grossing films of 1988.

The film would then be released on DVD on the 31st of October, 2006, called the Yule Love It! edition, then released on Blu-ray on the 1st of November, 2011.

The Prosecco – Giusti

The Giusti family’s passion for wine dates back to the 1600s, the journey started when they bought a two-hectare property where Giusti Wine was soon to be established. Giusti Wine came from the original Dal Col vineyard which dated back to 1945, the full name of the company is Società Agricola Giusti-Dal Col srl, Giusti Wine planted its first vineyard in 2002 and grew rapidly with them now owning 75 hectares.

Giusti Wine – Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “White floral notes, combined with very ripe green pears and green apples, with pear blossom on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Green fruits, apple blossom, white floral, green pear flesh, pear blossom and subtle notes of chalky terroir on the palate.”

Silver Medal Winner in the Spring Fling Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Ludlow Spiced No.3

Crafted by Wardington’s, the Ludlow is their Original Gin range, they have 8 originals to try, and we have their Spiced No.3 to enjoy and incorporate into a delicious Christmas Movie Cocktail.

They set out with the mission to create premium hand-crafted gins, distilling gin in the same way that it has been done for hundreds of years, using a traditional copper-pot distillation, all they add is water to bring the gin to bottling strength.

After their Gins hit the market, they knew that had the skills to add premium rum, whisky and vodka to their range. All of their spirits are created with the same commitment to handcrafted excellence.

Located in the historical heart of the Welsh Marches, the borderlands between Wales and England – this region has been their home for the last 20 years.

Wardington’s Original Ludlow Spiced No.3 Gin – Tasting Notes – “A fragrant of exotic spices delicately greet your nose, with a touch of sweetness from liquorice and elderberries, the spices deliver that of festive and exotic wonders on the palate.”

The Cocktail – Corporate Humbug


How To Make The Corporate Humbug Cocktail

  • Fill your Glass with Ice
  • Pour in 15mls of Spiced Gin
  • Drop in a Pinch of Ground Ginger
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick and Orange Twist or Rose Petal

Corporate Humbug Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A gentle breeze of cinnamon, ginger and rose petals on the aroma”

Flavour – “The selfishness of the ground ginger takes control initially, then it’s visited by the ghost of the past, with the spiced gin delivering gentle sweet spiced almond, nutmeg, cardamom and exotic spices, elevating the experience, it then takes the ghost of the future by the Sparkling Wine to deliver a delicate green fruity and floral expression, mixing in with the sweet spices.”

Merry Christmas Everyone

With Love From Glass of Bubbly

Oliver Walkey

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