Slice Of Cake Cocktail

29th August 2023

Slice Of Cake Cocktail

It’s time to cut your cake and instead of eating it straight away, use it to garnish and soak into an original Glass of Bubbly Cocktail.

Dry Sparkling Wine and Cake is a wonderful treat, and rum and cake go together excellently, so the inspiration for this cocktail is self-explanatory, but the results, were phenomenal.

The Sparkling Wine – No.1 Family Estate

No.1 Family Estate was born in 1977 by Adele & Daniel, they chose the name No.1 Family Estate in recognition of the many ‘firsts’ in New Zealand wine they had achieved over the years while working on their first venture, Cellier Le Brun.

They released their very first Cuvée No.1 on Bastille Day in 1999 and in 2012 their No.1 Assemblé was the first wine in New Zealand to be labelled ‘Méthode Marlborough’ in place of Méthode Traditionelle.

Check out the time when I had to deliver one of their Sparkling Wines to Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings – One Sparkling Wine To Rule Them All

No.1 Family Estate – Cuvée No.1 – New Zealand – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Oaky, woody, smoky oak, wood chips, with green fruits, soft green fruit citrus, lightly toasted cold toast with a drop or two of green citrus on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Refreshing, mouth-watering with lightly toasted bread, crisper green fruits with softer oaky and woody characters, finishing with some subtle lime citrus on the palate.”

Silver Medal in Oaky & Toasty at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Rum – Bullion

Bullion Rum has burst into the drinks world in a golden way, currently offering four flavours in their range: Bullion Gold Original, Bullion Java Banana, Bullion Coconut and their latest product Bullion Passion Fruit.

Distilled in Demerera and blended with all natural flavours and spices sourced from all over the world, their rum is distilled twice at one of the best Guyanese distilleries and then a 3rd time at Hensol Castle Distillery, using pure Welsh water filtered through the mountains of the Brecon Beacons to create their unique and delicious elixirs.

The Java Banana is something truly special, in addition to its blue skin, its smooth texture delivers a surprise to anyone with a sweet tooth, with its vanilla flavours, although blue on the outside, it is pale yellow inside.

Java Banana Rum Tasting Notes – “A divine flavour of sweet vanilla ice cream, ripe bananas and faint spices.”

Slice Of Cake Cocktail


  • Traditional Method Sparkling Wine
  • Java Banana Rum
  • Vanilla & Banana Cake Slice

The Coup Glass Will be Best For This Cocktail

How To Make The Slice Of Cake Cocktail

  • Pour in 20mls of Java Rum
  • 80mls of Traditional Method Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish With A Slice of Vanilla & Banana Cake
  • Leave To Soak For About 5 Minutes And Enjoy!

Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Sweet freshly baked sponge cake, with succulent vanilla and rich banana on the aroma, removing the cake garnish for a moment reveals subtle oaky characters on further vanilla in the form of ice cream.”

Flavour – “Smooth and divine, a moreish expression of vanilla and banana cake, with a scope of vanilla ice cream, placed in a toasted oak bowl, it’s divine and elegant, a wonderful treat for the palate.”

Oliver Walkey

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