Sherbet Fizz Cocktails

11th June 2021

Sherbet Fizz Cocktails

Heading back to when love was free, hair was long and revolution was in the air.

Sherbet Fizzy Cocktails, I’m looking forward to these, I’m a big fan of sherbet sweets, usually eaten by dipping a lollipop or liquorice into the sherbet powder and then licking it off.

Sherbet powder gained popularity in the 19th century when it was used in water and other drinks, now it is sold as a powdered sweet normally with liquorice or in a Fun Dip.

In Australia and the UK, sherbet was and is still used as a slang word for an alcoholic drink, in most cases referring to beer, it’s more popular in Australia than in the UK now, the word was noted in a slang dictionary as early as 1890 and still appears in as an Australian slang word. “We’re heading to the pub for a few sherbets.” (meaning a few pints of beer).

The Sparkling Wine

We have a fine selection of Sparkling Wines here to accompany these Sherbet Gin Liqueurs, each country these Sparkling Wines are from are connected to each other on the map, from Slovenia, Austria and Italy.

Let’s dive into it, we’ll meet the Sparkling Wines, then the Gin Liqueur’s and finish off with the Cocktail.

Radgonske Gorice

Radgonske Gorice is the oldest Sparkling Wine producer in Slovenia, they started over 160 years ago in 1852, they 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.

Last Pancake Day we decided to make some Pancakes using a Zesty & Zingy Sparkling Wine from Radgonske Gorice, it’s definitely something to try – Making Pancakes With Sparkling Wine.

Radgonske Gorice – Penina Brut Tasting Notes

Aroma – “👃Soft lemon and citrus aromas.”

Flavour – “👅Zesty and Zingy lemon flavours.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.


Johann Kattus, this Austrian Sparkling Wine story started with Johann Kattus in 1857, when he started the company, he first distributed wine, Champagne, coffee, tea, tropical fruits & spirits. The Kattus Sparkling Wine range began with his son, Johann Nepomuk Kattus in 1890. There have been generations of the Kattus family running the business and it’s still going strong.

Last time I made a Cocktail with a Kattus Sparkling Wine I used their Rosé and created a Raspberry Fizz Cocktail.

Johann Kattus – Cuvée No.1 Tasting Notes

Aroma – “👃Creamy green fruits and freshly cut grass and alpine freshness on the aroma.”

Flavour – “👅Soft green creamy citrus fruits and kiwi on the palate.”

This Austrian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.


Their story begins with the grandfather Giuseppe, a veteran from the First World War, upon his return from 1918 to 1950 he and his children produced and sold wines, then in the 1960s, his eldest son who was born in 1915 gave the opportunity for his three children to carry on the winemaking trade, with this giving way to the name RICCARDO, named in memory of the father.

One interesting thing to note, for National Meatball Day, I created a Meatball Sub and paired one of Riccardo’s Prosecco’s with it and the results were absolutely heavenly: Meatball Sub & Prosecco

Riccardo – Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut Tasting Notes

Aroma – “👃Orchid fruits and floral aromas.”

Flavour – “👅Green citrus, green fruits, white pear and white floral flavours.”

This Prosecco Won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

The Sherbet Gin Liqueurs

These Sherbet Gin Liqueurs are proudly Made In Cool Britannia, they’re described as a drink for fun and good times with friends, which they surely are, these drinks have reignited my love for sherbet, enjoying it in sweets and even ice lollies, these liqueurs do deliver a sherbety taste, but not in the powder sherbet way I was expecting, more of a popping, tingly, sweetness.

Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur

Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur Tasting Notes “Sweet sherbety lemon with correlation to the powdery lemon sherbet you can buy.”

Orange Sherbet Gin Liqueur

Orange Sherbet Gin Liqueur Tasting Notes “Orange sherbet, sweet powdery texture in the mouth it feels like dropping orange sherbert into a gin and this is the result.”

Raspberry Sherbet Gin Liqueur

Raspberry Sherbet Gin Liqueur Tasting Notes “A light sweetness of raspberries dry spice.”

The Cocktails

Now that we know what you are drinking and how they taste, it is time to combine the Sparkling Wines and Sherbet Gin Liqueurs together to see if an even more moreish experience can be created.

The Beautiful Blonde Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Wedge

How To Make The Beautiful Blonde Cocktail

  1. Pour in 25mls of Lemon Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  2. Add a few squeezes of Lemon Juice
  3. Top up with Sparkling Wine
  4. Add a Lemon Wedge to finish

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Sherbet lemon and fresh lemon juice on the aroma.”

Flavour – “3 levels of lemon flavours are showcased, Sherberty lemon flavours enhanced by the Zesty and Zingy Sparkling Wine and freshly squeezed lemon juice. You get sweet lemon flavours then heads quickly into a dry lemon flavour. Sweet sherbet going into a relaxed dry lemon flavour.”

The Gorgeous Ginger Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Orange Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Orange Wedge

How To Make The Gorgeous Ginger Cocktail

  1. Pour in 25mls of Orange Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  2. Add a few squeezes of Orange Juice
  3. Top up with Sparkling Wine
  4. Add an Orange Wedge to finish

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Orange and orange peel aromas.”

Flavour – “An initial orange sweetness which then goes into a dry orange expression.”

The Perfectly Pink Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Raspberry Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  • Raspberries
  • Mint Leaves

How To Make The Perfectly Pink Cocktail

  1. Pour in 30mls of Raspberry Sherbet Gin Liqueur
  2. Blend together 10mls of Water, a handful of Raspberries and 2-3 mint leaves, then pour 25mls into your glass
  3. Top up with Sparkling Wine
  4. Add a Raspberry on the glass to finish

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Crushed raspberries expression on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Sherbet powder hits the tongue initially, raspberries then come through with a fizziness and hints of orchard fruits and mint leaves on the palate, natural flavours from the raspberry with dry expressions, you certainly get a fresher more natural taste with the inclusion of the blended raspberries and mint leaves.”

These Sherbet Gin Liqueurs are available to buy from Firebox and Amazon.
Raspberry flavour
Lemon flavour
Orange flavour

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Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.