Smoked Salmon Cocktail

20th July 2023

Smoked Salmon Cocktail

Freshly Smoked Salmon and a Glass of Bubbly Cocktail.

Sparkling Wine & Salmon is an ideal pairing, both complementing each other to create an enhanced experience, so why not try including smoked salmon into a Sparkling Wine Cocktail? Utilising the smokiness and a little touch of ginger and black pepper.

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 Selection Brut 2019 – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Golden honey, golden and yellow fruits, ripe peaches covered in squirty cream on a thin bed of pastry, along with some blossoming yellow floral on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Apricots, peaches, yellow stone fruits, fizzy tangy lemon, lemon sherbert with yellow and white floral on the palate.”

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

The Gin – The Henley Distillery

Made up of a small team, full of energy and passion, The Henley Distillery is headed by Jacob, who’s spent his career making a name for himself in the spirit industry, he used to run pop-up bars at universities, but his thirst for knowledge didn’t stop there, he wanted to expand his skills.

At the age of 28, he partnered with his father to live out his dream of crafting his own spirits, in his own distillery, in his own way.

The Henley Distillery – Oriental Spiced Henley Gin – Tasting Notes – “Smooth notes of vanilla, butter, melted butter and hints of soft cream with dried fruits half dipped in caramel, with some cocoa sprinkled on top.”

Smoked Salmon Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Spiced Gin
  • Ground Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Salmon

How To Make The Smoked Salmon Cocktail

  • 15mls of Spiced Gin
  • Sprinkle In Some Ground Ginger
  • Twist In Some Black Pepper
  • 100mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish With Two Small Rolled Up Slices Of Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Smoked salmon with delicate yellow fruits/yellow floral with subtle notes of black pepper and ginger on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Smoked flavours with dried garden herbs, black pepper, ground ginger, dried zesty lemon and yellow stone fruits on the palate.”

Enjoying the salmon at the same time adds an extra level of spiciness from the black pepper and ginger.

Oliver Walkey

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