Fizz Cocktails

Flying the flag for fine Gin – Aldi

For us gin lovers we are today very much spoilt for choice with a growing list of craft gins hitting the market and an abundance of flavours to enjoy. I believe there are now over 300 craft gin labels across the UK and this number will continue to grow as the trend grows. “Gin sales…

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Strawberry Fizz with a mix of Mexican Character

Cocktails do not always have to be complicated to make, require in-depth ingredients and all the snazzy bar paraphernalia in order to produce something you and your guests will enjoy – Sometimes in can be simple and easy! Just like a wizard with his potion collection, we have ourselves a vast sample selection chez Glass…

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Prosecco Cocktail in Bottles from Long Flint

Long Flint kindly sent us a selection of their bottled cocktail samples and one caught our eye in having Prosecco within the menu! The Negroni Sbagliato offers an easy to drink, not too strong (5.2% alcohol) with red berry fruit / blood orange flavours – The Prosecco is not overly evident so if this is…

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Chambord and Fizz

I totally get why some people in the world of sparkling wines including producers would prefer that their wines are enjoyed as they are, though many of us will still look to enjoy our fizz in cocktails. A cocktail can be something we have got all the ingredients for and we follow a strict recipe…

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Cheering for Cups

Cups are bubbling Summer drinks from long ago: mixed, iced, sweetened, always with fresh fruits, always made in quantity, always presented in ceramic or glass jugs or bowls decorated with garlands of herbs.  Never with bitters or Vermouth.  And though spirits and liqueurs are often part of the recipe, Cups are wine-based, cider-based, beer-based.  Never,…

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Golden Luxury offered in Gin and Vodka from Ivana Ciabatti

Many will marvel at the variation of aromas and flavours that sparkling wines from across the globe can offer us, from the steep hills of the Cartizze region of Prosecco to the cooler climate of Ontario from Canada. A big favourite for many bars and customers across the globe is the subject of fizzy cocktails from the…

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Sparkling Green Tea and Gin Cocktail

As we get through our long list of samples that we warmly receive here at Glass of Bubbly we have something sparkling here that is a little different to wine – Sparkling Green Tea from Green Lady. Quite basic ingredients to give a unique flavour: Sparkling water, Green Darjeeling Tea, Carob Fruit, Nutmeg, Rose oil,…

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Sparkling Cocktails with Passion

Anyone interested in the history of cocktails should give some thought to the cautionary tale of the passiflora edulis, whose fruit we Anglo Saxons call ‘passion fruit’ because the historically correct Portuguese name frightens us:  ‘maracuja’. As borrowed from the locals in Brazil, circa 1600, when the Ports were the first Europeans to come across…

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Caorunn, a Quadruple-Distilled Gin & Champagne Cocktail

Just the other day I was at an art event in London and I spotted a table laid out with Gin bottles and glasses and over in the corner I saw that on chill was a bottle of Champagne… So my attention obviously moved from studying some fine art at prices alas ‘over my budget’ prices…

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