The Finest Floral Expression Cocktail
17th February 2023
The Finest Spring Fling Expression Inside a Glass of Bubbly For 2022 was Vinag 1847, with their Chardonnay Brut, so when delving into a floral display one weekend and rising back up, I rose with the idea to craft The Finest Floral Expression inside a Cocktail, it was a no-brainer to utilise this outstanding bottle of bubbly, but my mission would require some help from some allies, a Tequila focused on the future and a company that sells gorgeous edible flowers.
The Sparkling Wine – Vinag 1847
Situated right in the centre of Maribor, the beautiful city in Slovenia, is one of the largest and oldest classical wine cellars in Europe.
This winegrowing and winery tradition of Vinag begun as early as 1847, when nobleman Alojz Kriehuber from Melje began cultivating wine and had a wine cellar built. The cellar would then combine with an even older brewery cellar after World War II, becoming the largest classic tunnel wine cellar in Central Europe below the city centre of Maribor.
The history of the cellar has been turbulent over the years, it has survived many historical periods, changed several owners, and experienced better and worse times, but at the height of its power, Vinag was one of the largest wine producers and exporters of the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
One of the biggest attractions of the Vinag wine cellar is the wine archive, which currently holds the collection of 85,000 bottles of top-quality archival wine. This special wine is suitable for opening on birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and personal success. With the help of a wine expert, you can find and buy suitable archival wine that perfectly fits your taste and represents the year that has a special meaning for you.
There is no other wine cellar of this kind in Slovenia and nobody disposes of such quantities and vintages. Inside you can discover bottles from the year 1946, which in itself carries a rich story and history.
Vinag 1847 – Kriehuber Chardonnay Brut – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Focused on displaying its floral array, it delivers white floral, honeysuckle, yellow floral, yellow rose petals, with notes of sweet succulent and creamy rose petals and daisies on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Creamy, silky flower display, white floral, white blossom, honeysuckle, yellow rose petals, with a yellow citrus character at the close.”
Trophy Winner of the Spring Fling category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Tequila – Cazcabel
Created in an independent micro distillery in the town of Arandas, Cazcabel Tequila is located in the highlands of the Jalisco mountains in Mexico.
The elevation of the town of Arandas ensures that the agave are well hydrated and that they have the mineral and nutrient-rich soil required to allow them to grow larger than anywhere else in Jalisco.
After fermenting in steel tanks for 10 days, Cazcabel is distilled using a combination of copper pot and steel stills, then it is chill-filtered to get rid of any impurities.
The story of Cazcabel was only made possible thanks to the legendary Don Cazcabel, the Tequila brand ensures they only use locally sourced blue weber agave, which is grown for around 7 years before being harvested, with them planting new agave every year to ensure the constant flow of their smooth Tequila.
Cazcabel – Tequila Blanco – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “A nice spicy touch with hints of citrus, minerals and agave on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Smooth, nicely balanced with black pepper, citrus, minerals and an exciting smokiness in the length of the palate.”
The Finest Floral Expression Cocktail
- Cocktail Shaker
- Sparkling Wine
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Simple Syrup
- Squirty Cream
- Edible Flowers
How To Make The Finest Floral Expression Cocktail
- Grab your Cocktail Shaker
- Drop in a handful of Edible Flowers
- A Spoonful of Pomegranate Seeds
- 10mls of Cazcabel White Tequila
- 25mls of Simple Syrup
- A Sprinkling of Cinnamon
- And a Couple of Ice Cubes
- Now Fill it with Squirty Cream
- Then Shake
- Pour 75mls of Sparkling Wine into your Glass
- Then Strain and Pour in your Shaken Mix
- Garnish with a Selection of Edible Flowers from Nurtured in Norfolk
The Finest Floral Expression Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Cinnamon desserts, creamy cinnamon, cinnamon cake, and a mixed floral display.”
Flavour – ” Through the cream clouds, a soft, silky and creamy expression of wildflowers and cinnamon appears, the floral display opens up the palate with white floral, purple floral, pink floral, pink rose petals, even touching on the green fruit blossom side, with a pinch of cinnamon sprinkled on top.”
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