Strawberry Blush Cocktail

9th May 2023

Strawberry Blush Cocktail Glass of Bubbly First Date Cocktail

Delicate and creamy strawberries are greeted by the gentle touch of bubbly and a warming touch of gin, and all this while enjoying the company of a beautiful lady or handsome fella.

The Strawberry Blush Cocktail has been crafted with Cantina Rotaliana’s Gold Medal winning Rosé, in the First Date category in the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022. A perfect Sparkling Wine to enjoy with that someone special, a great choice to incorporate in a wonderful dessert-style Cocktail to end the date on a high.

The Sparkling Wine – Cantina Rotaliana

Located in Northern Italy, at the foot of the breathtaking Dolomites, near the renowned Garda Lake and the city of Trento, Cantina Rotaliana has over 80 years of experience in creating great tasting Wines and Sparkling Wines.

The winery is called Cantina Rotaliana because of a merger back in 1968. When the winery was first created in 1931, it was called Cantina Cooperativa di Mezzolombardo, the winery would then join forces with another winery, Società Enologica Rotaliana, to create the name we know today, Cantina Rotaliana di Mezzolombardo.

Their current head office was built in 2011 with modern production and storage areas along with stunning wine cellars and great marketing areas, even adding tasting and meeting rooms, the space accumulated is over 5000 square meters, all this makes them a fiercely competitive and dedicated wine-producer, able to respond to the challenges of growing global markets.

Cantina Rotaliana – R Rosé Brut Trento Doc – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Soft zesty orange, orange blossom, blood orange, with ripe peach skin and apricots with a hint of pastry notes on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Orange skin, blood orange, orange blossom, orange floral, redcurrants, raspberries, herbal characters and a touch more to discover on the palate.”

Gold Medal in the First Date Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Gin – Hensol Castle

Just outside Cardiff you’ll find South Wales’ first full scale gin distillery, visitor experience, gin school and contract bottling plant, all distilling nicely in the cellars of the 17th century Hensol Castle.

We’re exploring a Gin from their Hensol Castle Gin collection, with each bottle being handcrafted in Wales, being distilled in the cellars of the 17th century Hensol Castle, then being shipped out across the United Kingdom.

Hensol Castle Gin – Wild Strawberry and Hibiscus – Tasting Notes  “Wonderful, ripe and juicy red strawberries surrounded by the blanket of gin with wild floral notes, hibiscus and hints of herbal notes.”

 Cocktail – Strawberry Blush


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Strawberry Gin
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Squirty Cream

How To Make The Strawberry Blush Cocktail

  • 15mls of Strawberry Gin
  • 5mls of Ginger Syrup
  • 75mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Place some Fresh Strawberries onto your Glass
  • Then give a swirl of Squirty Cream over your Strawberries

Strawberry Blush Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Fresh strawberries and strawberry juices lavished in squirty cream on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A warming touch, coming from a spicy/tingly sensation of herbal strawberries combined with a fizziness orange blossom thanks to a faint gingery note that draws it all together, a strong and powerful conqueror, as the minutes pass by, the cream melts and adds a creamier touch to the flavours, opening up a softer/delicate interior.”

Oliver Walkey

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