Air Mail Cocktail | Glass Of Bubbly

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Get ready to take to the skies, we’ve got a Cocktail to deliver to the world this Christmas, utilising Rum and Fizz, two amazing creations joining forces to welcome in the festive season.

The Sparkling Wine – Metlika

The cooperative of Vinska klet Metlika was first founded over one hundred years ago in Slovenia, on November 14th, 1909. The first time a cooperative cellar was built to store their wines was in 1929, but during the Second World War it was destroyed. After the war had ended in 1954, the construction of a 108-meter underground wine cellar began, it wasn’t until 2000 that they produced their first bottle of Sparkling Wine.

Vinska Klet Metlika – Metliška Penina Rose – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Red berries, raspberries, vegetables, signage, garden herbs, wet hay and Wensleydale cheese on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Very smooth with raspberries, apricot and peach skins and minerals, then during the mid-palate to the close you get a lovely sweet burst of very ripe coming on syrupy raspberries, orange, apricots, peaches and more on the palate.”

Silver Medal Winner in the Meditation Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Devon Rum – Honey Spiced

What was the inspiration behind the creation of Devon Rum Co.?

“Established in March 2020, the Devon Rum Company exists to share the joy of artisan rums with the world. Our award-winning range of Golden, Spiced, and Honey Spiced Rum are hand-crafted in the heart of Devon with pride and passion. Here, our local team blends and bottles only the finest spirits, with a focus on high quality ingredients, full-bodied flavours, and environmental sustainability.

Our premium spirits begin life as a unique blend of exotic pot and column-distilled rums from Jamaica and Guyana. We take this super smooth base to the next level, adding a splash of soft Devon spring water, whole aromatic spices, fresh citrus zest and natural flavourings. The result is a range of award-winning spirits that can be equally enjoyed neat, over ice, with classic mixers, or in boozy cocktails.

We’re about more than just great rum, too. And that’s why we take ethics and sustainability seriously. Our on-going mission is to ensure that our products, ingredients, and packaging are sourced ethically, and that we’re supporting local businesses whenever possible. It’s also critical to us that we manage and off-set the impacts that our business has on the world around us. That’s why everything we use – from our screen-printed glass bottles to our branded box tape – is 100% plastic free and recyclable.

We’re also proud to be a carbon negative producer, and have been since 2020. This means we calculate and off-set our annual carbon footprint, by planting trees on our native Dartmoor and beyond. – Brad Wicks – Head of Marketing for Devon Rum

Devon Rum – Honey Spiced Rum – Tasting Notes – “Smooth, relaxing, spiced honey, with warming honey, Canadian maple syrup and a lovely display of sweet spices, dare I say this would be perfect for a cold winter’s day and certainly for a festive winter Cocktail.”

Air Mail Cocktail

This Cocktail was created by Devon Rum, it’s a Cocktail they are very proud of and they are elated to be collaborating with Glass of Bubbly, with utilizing what we believe to be a wonderful Sparkling Wine, not just to be included, but to enjoy by the glass.

Who created the Air Mail and what Inspired the Name?

“It’s believed that the Air Mail was first created by Bacardi way back in the early 1900s. The name was inspired by the introduction of air mail postal services, and it’s said that Bacardi’s first version was served alongside a postage stamp. Personally, I like to think that the inspiration for this fruity, bubbly concoction comes from the fact that its flavours will send you into the sky!

The Air Mail combines the strong flavours of rum, honey, lime, and champagne to perfectly balance sweet, sour and fizz. The lime and champagne produce a refreshingly crisp flavour, while the honey and rum add richness and depth.” – Brad Wicks – Head of Marketing for Devon Rum

Ingredients

  • Devon Rum – Honey Spiced
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Lime Juice
  • Lime
  • Honey Syrup
  • Ice

How To Make

  • 25ml Honey Spiced Rum
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 15ml Honey Syrup
  • 200ml Champagne or Prosecco
  • Ice
  • Lime Twist to Garnish

Tasting Notes 

Aroma – “A delicate touch of lime greets the warmth of the sweet honey on the aroma.”

Flavour – “The palate finds itself being shipped towards a display of warming honey from the Rum, which welcomes your palate in to then be greeted with smooth creamy raspberries and peaches and ends with a peach-soaked honey character, being led by the throat warming Rum.”