Have you got a melon lying around and not quite sure what to do with it? Well, why don’t you craft a new Melon Cocktail, using Bubbly Rosé, Rum Tonic and a Sprinkling of Herbs?
This Melon Cocktail takes on a sweeter touch, but not going steep on the alcohol, making it easy for those with a sweet tooth to enjoy a few more.
The Sparkling Wine – Annick Bubbly Rosé
Annick Ethic Drinks produce their Italian Low Alcohol Sparkling Wine with organic grapes and no added sugar, additives or preservatives included.
The creation of Annick Bubbly Rosé was in fact the answer to an unanswered question ‘what can we order in a bar/restaurant when we don’t feel like an alcoholic drink or soda/coffee?’
The idea of creating a fruit-based sparkling wine popped into Annick’s mind, but in order to make it, she needed to find a different way of producing it.
After 3 years of research, she thanked David Volterrani from San Miniato who provided her with his facilities and know-how to develop a new method to produce a natural sparkling drink with a very low alcohol content.
Stopping the process at 1.5% alcohol content gave her Annick Bubbly Rosé the chance to be enjoyed at any time, by anyone.
Annick Bubbly Rosé – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Dessert level of sweetness, with cherries, pink floral, pink rose petals, pink blossom, strawberry and raspberry syrup and purée on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Sweet juice, strawberry syrup, raspberry purée, strawberry tart, hints of flaky pastry to accompany on your journey and an expression of pink floral notes on the palate.”
Bronze Medal in the Summer Days Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
Wha Gwan – Melon Cherry Rum Tonic
Fully Loaded With Good Vybz And Strength
This Melon Cherry Rum Tonic from the company of Wha Gwan was founded by David Mills, with the company being named after the famous Jamaican saying, that means ‘what’s going on?’.
The brand was launched in the summer of 2021, with the Melon Cherry being its debut flavour.
Wha Gwan Melon Cherry Rum Tonic – Tasting Notes – “Sweet candied watermelon and plum red cherries, despite its 21% alcohol content, the palate still delivers a hearty Rum kick, keeping the flavours alive throughout the length of the palate.”
“I spent over a year coming up with the perfect drink brand and flavour profile. I went through so many obstacles to get to the final product. The road to success is never easy and the proof is in the pudding. I’ve always wanted to give back to the community and I found a way to do so.
Our motivation is based around spreading good Vybz (energy) while promoting fun, living free within oneself and having happiness leading the way.” – David Mills
The Melon Cocktail
- Annick Bubbly Rosé
- Wha Gwan Melon Cherry Rum Tonic
How To Make The Melon Cocktail
- Place Several Watermelon Chunks into your Glass
- Pour in 20mls of Melon Cherry Rum Tonic
- Top up with Annick Bubbly Rosé
- Sprinkle on Some Herbs to Finish
Melon Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “A sweet candy aroma, watermelon and herbal notes greet the aroma first, then with mixed ripe fruits, including prominent cherries, watermelon and pink floral notes.”
Flavour – “Enticing cherries, watermelon, strawberry tart, ripe strawberries, pink floral, and a few raspberries dropped in to finish off.”