The Call Of The Siren Cocktail

13th July 2023

Call of the Siren Cocktail Glass of Bubbly

Fear not death, for the hour of your doom is set, and no one can escape it.

Sailing the open ocean offers endless adventures to the sailor, that’s if they survive the harsh waves from stormy nights and the mental struggles of being isolated for so long.

Better to die with honor than live with shame.

As we all know, isolation can severely impact your mental health, and with nothing but clear blue seas in the beholder’s eyes, you may be forgiven if you hear the sweet songs of a luring maiden.

Wisdom is welcome wherever it comes from.

The songs of which bring your mind to ease, draws you in with smoothing tones and delicate voices of desire, only to be smacked hard against the sharp rocks of a protected island, where you ship will lay at rest until it rots away and is taken by the tide.

The Call of the Siren is a powerful one, and to those who can’t resist its allure, a dangerous road awaits.

The Sparkling Wine – Belaire Bleu

Belaire Bleu is said to be a perfect harmony of the old world and the new. Nothing draws in a crowd like a bottle of Blue Sparkling Wine, we all love to see it, something uniquely different from what we normally get to experience can often elicit a dopamine response in the brain, speaking to the rest of your body, saying, ‘I Want This’, and after tasting it, I can confidently say, ‘I Want More Of This’, it’s fun, it’s enjoyable to drink, it doesn’t just look exciting, it tastes exciting too, taking your palate back to your childhood days of candy sweets and Slush Puppies, it makes you want to relive those fond memories.

Belaire Bleu Sparkling Wine – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Slush Puppie blue raspberry, candy sweets, blueberry candy, with hints of tropical fruits, very enjoyable to experience.”

Flavour – “Delicate, the palate is almost an exact repeat of the aroma, it delivers a very clever sweetness and dryness at the same time, with blue raspberry Slush Puppie, blueberry candy, soft, chewy sweets on the palate, its a very fun Sparkling Wine to drink, perfect for special occasions, celebratory moments and just for those moments when you want to live.”

The Gin – Colonsay

In August 2016, husband and wife team, Finlay and Eileen Geekie, packed up all their worldly possessions, leaving behind their home of Oxfordshire, where they’d lived for over 30 years, and moved to the island of Colonsay where they now live and work building Wild Thyme Spirits.

In Celtic folklore, every house had a Brownie or Spirit, or in Gaelic, an Uruisg {oor-isk} to help with household chores. They were traditionally male, small in stature, illusive, and worked only at night. They became attached to particular families and estates, with whom they stayed for centuries. There are two at Wild Thyme Spirits; twins, Doughal & Ferghus

They help ALVA, a delightful, red-haired maiden, a very special Brownie with supernatural powers, a Gruagach {groo-ah-gak}. Long, long ago she survived when her Viking long boat crashed on the wild island’s unforgiving rocks. She stumbled ashore and took shelter at Tigh Na Uruisg {tee-na-oor-isk}, or Home of the Spirit, where she remains to this day. She uses all her powers to protect her secret recipes from those desperate to know. With an alchemist’s touch, she transforms humble botanicals into gin.

Wild Thyme Spirits – Colonsay Original Gin – Tasting Notes “Juniper, earthy, a pleasing sweetness, with some slightly hot peppery characters with citrus notes.”

The Cocktail – Call of the Siren


How To Make The Call of the Siren Cocktail

  • Start with 15mls of Gin
  • Top up with Sparkling Wine
  • Place Two Bay Leaves Inside the Glass
  • Then Two Cornflowers on Top

The Call of the Siren Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A lovely sweet candy-like aroma, imagine taking the classic blue raspberry Slush Puppie and enhancing it with delicate floral and notes of bay leaves.”

Flavour – “Luxurious locks of sweetness, blueberry lips, chilled Slush Puppie wonders of joy, a tempting sensation of blueberry candies with a sprinkling of mixed herbs and botanicals from the sea.”

Oliver Walkey

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