The Tropical Oak Cocktail
9th June 2021
Welcome to The Tropical Oak, a new and made up bar I’ve just invented, would you like to try our special cocktail, The Tropical Oak Cocktail, if so sit down, relax and listen to a couple of terribly good jokes, while I prepare your drink.
“A jumper cable walked into a bar. The bartender said, “I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything!” – Ethan
“A neutron went to a bar, he asked the bartender how much for a beer, the bartender said, ” For you, NO charge.” Anon
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second one orders half a beer. The third one orders a fourth of a beer. The bartender stops them, pours two beers and says, “You guys should know your limits.” – Matthias
What did you think? Did you laugh? I hope you found at least one of them funny, now it’s time to introduce you to the two main ingredients that go into making The Tropical Oak Cocktail, the Sparkling Wine, all the way from Austria and then the Rum, let’s start with the Fizz.
Austrian Sparkling Wine – Harkamp
“Respecting nature, allowing the vine and its grapes to express their character, that is our philosophy.” Harkamp Winery
This Harkamp Sparkling Wine also took part in an experiment we did to see how much toastiness can be in a glass of Sparkling Wine, you can check out the article and video here: Toasty Levels in Sparkling Wines
Harkamp – Brut Reserve Tasting Notes
Aroma – “👃Green fruits, biscuits, oaky and toasty, with a creaminess on the aroma.”
Flavour – “👅Green citrus, green fruits and toast on the palate.”
This Austrian Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal in the Oaky & Toasty Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
The Rum – Cabal No. 1513 Aged Rum
A team of 32 people came together to create Cabal’s Expression No.1513, with another Rum on the way this Autumn, there are promising things on the arisen for this Rum company, to create their Rum, they brought together customers, trade, professional and skeptics to try their different versions of rum and got their honest options, the Cabal team also keep an eye on what is being enjoyed, by whom and what is wanted in flavour and aroma in the spirit industry, they really sound like they craft what the people want, now let’s see if all that work has delivered the hyped-up experience that’s wanted.
Tasting Notes – “A creamy, caramel, oaky expression on the aroma. Burnt oak, roasted caramel and a spicy character on the palate.”
The Tropical Oak Cocktail
Now it’s time to make the Cocktail yourself, we decided to allow our customers to make the drinks themselves, it allows us to give a more personal and memorable experience and it means less work for the staff.
- Oaky & Toasty Sparkling Wine
- Cabal No. 1513 Age Rum
- Pineapple & Coconut Juice
- Madagascar Vanilla Extract
How To Make The Tropical Oak Cocktail
- Pour in 20mls of Rum
- Then 75mls of Pineapple & Coconut Juice
- Add 3 drops of Vanilla Extract
- 75mls of Sparkling Wine
- Cut out a piece of Banana and add for the garnish along with a small umbrella.
Aroma – “Creamy coconut, hints of pineapple, fresh banana and a touch of oaky on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Creamy tropical, coconut and Pineapple with oaky flavours and hints of well-toasted bread.”
Hope you enjoyed your little visit to The Tropical Oak and delighted in our special Cocktail, maybe we’ll see you again soon at another venue, thanks for reading.
You can find the credit for the jokes and more here: worstjokesever.com/bartender
WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.