How to Carbonate and Bottle Cocktails - Ruban Bleu #2

Carbonating and bottling cocktails is a great way to batch cocktails for your bar or for fun at home. Using great ingredients, like Martin Miller’s Gin and adding bubbles also makes any cocktail a more refreshing drinking experience.


1 1/2 parts Martin Miller’s Gin

3/4 part Creme Yvette

1/2 part fresh lemon juice

2 parts Cava or other sparkling wine


add all ingredients as well as ice to a Perlini

carbonate and shake then set aside for a short time to allow gas to do its work

release the gas slowly from the Perlini and then remove lid

strain into a cocktail glass, or, if bottling, a small champagne bottle

cap bottle immediately and refrigerate until ready to serve


Greg Harned 12 Jul 2012
1:59 pm

Where do you source your tiny champagne bottles?

Jamie Boudreau 12 Jul 2012
2:02 pm

You can find them on amazon. Just google champagne bottle 375

Greg Harned 12 Jul 2012
2:07 pm

Like these-

Thanks Jamie!

Better Cocktails at Home 12 Jul 2012
3:55 pm

How long will these store for? Will the citrus change much from sitting in the bottle over time?

Aaron Gardner 12 Jul 2012
4:07 pm

Thanks for the video, Jamie.  This looks like a delicious cocktail!

Christian Schnurr 31 Jul 2012
12:56 pm

How do you make these on a larger scale? I have the cheaper version of the Perlini, the isi twist n sparkle, and have tried to push out a dozen of these kind of cocktails. It just takes a long time. Any insight on how to make this process easier? Thanks

Jamie Boudreau 31 Jul 2012
12:58 pm

I am working with the inventor of Perlini to create a bulk carbonator. I currently use the prototype, but we are very much in the middle of refining the product.

Jamie Boudreau 31 Jul 2012
12:59 pm

Brian: these store for at least a week. I go through them that quickly, so I can’t speak for longer time lines.

Robert Hess 31 Jul 2012
1:03 pm

Christian, I should point out here that the “Twist N Sparkle” by ISI has been recalled ( and you shouldn’t be using it.

If you don’t have a Perlini system, you can use a normal soda siphon, put all the ingredients in, and then carbonate it like normal but WITHOUT the center tube. Shake and let it set for a while in the fridge, and then release the pressure on the siphon (which is why you aren’t using the center tube) and then bottle.


Christian Schnurr 31 Jul 2012
1:17 pm

Jaime: can’t wait to see the final product

Robert: I didn’t know it was recalled. Thanks for the heads up

JAVIER 23 Jul 2013
12:51 pm

hello good
  I’ve been watching your videos and I found interesting the application to gas to cocktails. I would like to know how is called the machine and I would like to know how is called where you insert the gas bottle. and if you can send me an address on the Internet donnde can buy or see the products. I live in Spain.


Jamie Boudreau 23 Jul 2013
2:28 pm


harrydosanj 30 Aug 2013
3:09 pm

Hi Jamie
is Amazon the best place to buy empty bottles from? locally i had no luck and BC is quite expensive anyways!

Jamie Boudreau 30 Aug 2013
3:15 pm

Amazon may not be the best, but it is the most convenient.
The best would be your local, well-stocked home brew/ wine shop as they would have them and you’d be supporting local business.

Jamey 17 Feb 2014
8:32 am

Love the idea

Perlini CopyCat Hack
I want to try carbonated cocktails and spending $100-$200 on a Perlini is a bit too spendy, since I already have a home carbonator setup.
...Other recipes available if you google: Perlini carbonation recipes ,  or carbonated cocktails

The Perlini is made of Lexan-plastic and opens to reveal a wide-opening to add ice

That got me thinking about using a BPA-Free Lexan-plastic wide mouth Nalgene Bottle

I google around a bit and found that others had used Nalgenes as “pressure vessels” either with dry ice (for fruit) or compressed air

Compressed Air + Nalgene

Dry Ice and Fruit + Nalgene

PVC pipe as a CO2 pressure vessel + how to make your own home carbonator…

I am going to make my own Perlini-style drink shaker with a 1-1.5L Nalgene bottle and one of the stainless valve stems sold on ebay see:  “Tubeless stainless Tire Valve Stem straight”

Similar to the previously mentioned Compressed Air + Nalgene and I will likely put the valve in the cap so I have an easy to work with flat surface that is replaceable, if needed.

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