Zesty Lemon Fizz Cocktail
16th April 2021
This Cocktail is for those who like a little zesty & zingy in their glasses, focusing on the lemon flavours and using a Zesty & Zingy Slovenian Sparkling Wine.
Where the word Lemon comes from, is not 100% clear, it is possible that the word came from the Middle East, but it also could have come from a few other older words, like the Old French ‘limon’, Italian ‘limone’ or from the Persian ‘līmūn’.
The Journey of the Lemon
It is believed that Lemon was first grown in Assam which is a region in northeast India and as well in Pakistan, there are two possibilities to how the Lemon found its way into Europe, one being back during Ancient Roman times, no later than the 2nd century AD, but they weren’t highly cultivated, and the second being that they were introduced by Arabs in Moorish Spain in the year 400, before then being introduced to Northern Africa.
The first time a Lemon made an appearance in writing was in a 10th-century Arabic treatise on farming, from 1000 to 1150 the lemon was widely distributed throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region, what we do know is that when it comes to the Americas, Christopher Columbus was the first to take the lemon, in form of lemon seeds over to the American continent, they travelled in 1493 with Christopher on the Hispaniola.
The Sparkling Wine – Martincic
Martincic – Quattro Momenti – Extra Brut Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Fresh orchard fruits with green citrus aromas.”
Flavour – “Fizzy fruity citrus, from green apples and yellow apples on the palate.”
This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
The Gin – Greyson’s Premium Gin Sicilian Lemon
This Sicilian Lemon Premium Gin from Greyson’s is available at Aldi, it really does deliver on that Lemon taste.
Tasting Notes – “Both the aroma and flavour give off sweet lemon notes, reminding me of a lemon sweet which you suck on.”
- Martincic Quattro Momenti Extra Brut Sparkling Wine
- Greyson’s Premium Gin Sicilian Lemon
How To Make This Cocktail
- Dip the rim of your glass into some water.
- Then dip the rim of your glass in some sugar.
- Pour in 20mls of Greyson’s Premium Gin Sicilian Lemon.
- Then add 120mls of Martincic – Quattro Momenti Extra Brut
Aroma – “Sweet lemon aromas, a subtle touch of sugar and lemon gin take presidency on the aroma.”
Flavour – “The lemon from the gin and hints of green citrus from the Sparkling Wine along with the dissolving sugar gives a sweet zesty taste, a lovely balance of sweet and citrus, it could remind you of some lemon sweets.”
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