One of my favorite things about summer is the fact that on my afternoons and days off, I get to sip delicious cocktails and wines outside! When the suns out, the fruit is fresh, and the Cava is chilled, it’s heaven… don’t you think? For those salavating for a cocktail right about now, here’s four ways to enjoy one of my favorite Spanish sparkling wines: Freixenet Cava!
The Sweet Sparkling Watermelon- Courtesy of Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava
1 bottle of Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava
Method: Cut 1/4th off the top off a seedless watermelon. Scoop out the fruit and purée. Put 2 tbsp in a wine glass, and top off with Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava. Pour the remaining purée back in the hollow watermelon to enjoy throughout the day.
Sparkling Sorbet- Courtesy of Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
1 Scoop raspberry sorbet
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Method: Place one scoop raspberry sorbet into glass. Top with Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava and garnish with raspberries, or berries of your choice.
¡Viva España! La Tomatina Cocktail- Courtesy of Freixenet Extra Dry Cava
*Give your Bloody Mary a sleek makeover with this sparkling twist!
1 tbsp Freixenet Extra Dry Cava 2 tbsp gin
1 tbsp tomato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes hot sauce
1⁄2 lemon, juiced
Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Freixenet Extra Dry Cava, tomato juice, gin, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and lemon juice. Add a pinch of celery salt and shake for 20 seconds. Rim glass with salt and pepper and pour. Garnish with a cherry tomato and lemon slice.
Rosé Sangria- Courtesy of Freixenet Negro Rosé
3 cups Freixenet Cordon Negro Rosé 3 oz triple sec
3 oz brandy
1.5 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice
1 lemon 1 orange
Method: Mix triple sec and brandy and add fresh pink grapefruit juice. Cut 1 lemon, 1 orange, remaining grapefruit and a melon of your choice into thin wedges. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, add Freixenet Cordon Negro Rosé.
PLEASE PAIR RESPONSIBLY!