Cava Sangria

Picture this – it’s 30 degrees and the sun is setting and you find yourself on a small table gazing out into the deep and dark Balearic Sea. There is only one drink you should reach for and that’s ‘Sangria de Cava’. Let’s flip the scenario and it’s first thing in the morning and you’re having breakfast about to take on the Sagrada la Familia and the Gothic Quarter. There is only one drink you should reach for and that’s ‘Sangria de Cava’. My point is that this really is a drink that’s great for all times and all places. Luckily for us, this Catalonia staple is also very easy to recreate.
  • Preparation – 15mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
Ingredients
  • 750ml bottle of Spanish Cava (Rose Cava is also a great option here if you’re looking to mix it up)
  • 50ml Orange Liqueur (I would recommend Grand Marnier for that classic brandy hit)
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 400ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 100ml of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • Fresh strawberries and/or peaches
  • Ice (large ice cubes are recommended here so they don’t melt as quickly)
Method
  • Step 1

    Simply pour the fresh orange and lemon juice into a carafe

  • Step 2

    Add the strawberries / peaches and liqueur. 

  • Step 3

    Drop in the ice cubes and pour in the Cava. 

  • Step 4

    Give it is quick stir and taste with a spoon. If it needs sweetening then stir in the sugar. 

  • Step 5

    Enjoy!

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