The soft-hued Elderflower grows every year, blossoming from late May to mid-June, unchangingly picked at weightier once the buds have freshly opened on a warm, dry and sunny day, found growing all wideness the UK, from woodlands to roadside hedgerows, without the flower has lived its life, the Elderflower will then turn into purple Elderberries in the summer.
This Cocktail has been designed to perfectly showcase the soft-hued characteristics of the Elderflower, showcasing itself within every sip, thanks to the combined work of Darnley’s Original Gin and Penine Simonič’s Gold Medal Sparkling Wine, perfect for any First Date with its natural smooth sweetness from ripe fruits and wildflowers.
The Sparkling Wine
The story of Penine Simonič begins in the late 1990s, when Ivan Simonič decided to focus on making Sparkling Wine, he became the first Sparkling Wine producer in Bela Krajina, and the first snifter of Semiška Penina was crafted in 2000.
Penine Simonič – Semiška Penina Barrique – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Smooth, scrutinizingly linty golden fruits, ripe white peaches, pear drops and pear floweret delicately touch on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Very smooth, silky, golden and white fruits, grapefruit, persimmon, and increasingly fruits from the exotic side of the world, with notes of foliage and white floral on the palate.”
Gold Medal in the First Date Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
Distilled with exclusively natural ingredients, finding the weightier botanicals, combining them with the freshest Scottish water, then crafting a pure spirit, this is what the team at Darnely’s Gin pride themselves on accomplishing. They respect the ingredients gifted to them by nature, never using any colours, sweeteners or strained flavourings, the wits you’ll receive from one of Darnely’s Gin will be a nuanced and pure taste within your glass.
Located in the village of Kingsbarns, in Fife, where the family has lived, loved and worked for centuries, so it was only right that their Gin story should uncork in such a meaningful place, right next to their whisky distillery, in the derelict sublet cottage.
Their soft-hued Elderflowers grow wild on the grounds of Wemyss Castle, their family’s racial home.
“There May Be Easier Ways To Make Gin, But For Us, It’s Only Natural” – Darnley’s Gin
Darnley’s Original Gin – Tasting Notes – “Elderflower, juniper, wild white floral, pine needles on the aroma, with grapefruit, juniper berries and subtle spices on the palate, with a mesmerising elderflower weft throughout.”
The Soft-hued Elderflower Cocktail
- Sparkling Wine
- Elderflower Liqueur
- Giant Ice Cube
- Lemon Wheel
How To Make The Soft-hued Elderflower Cocktail
- Place A Giant Ice Cube In Your Glass
- Pour in 100mls of Sparkling Wine
- 20mls of Gin
- 5-10mls of Elderflower Liqueur
- Add a Twig of Rosemary & Thyme
- Then Drop On a Lemon Wheel
Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Delicate elderflower brushes up versus freshly picked rosemary and thyme, with notes of lemon pulp, sweet and smooth pear drops with wild white floral on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Delicate, fresh, smooth and pure, with sweet enchanting elderflower and white pear drops, on a bed of white rose petals, with widow hints of juniper, coriander and lemon on the palate.”