Food & Drink

Sangria de Cava

Some time ago we were asked to write a guest post about a typical Spanish summer drink. We chose to present the "Sangria de Cava", the lesser known (and more glamorous) version of the traditional Spanish Sangria. And as we strongly feel that this magnificent drink deserves all the attention it can get, we decided to also feature it here.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of cava brut (or any other dry sparkling wine)
  • Orange liqueur to taste (0.5 dl is a good starting point)
  • 4 dl of fresh orange juice
  • 1 dl of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs of sugar (only if you like it sweet)
  • Fruits for garnish (orange, peach and strawberries works well)
  • Lots of ice
  • 1,5 l glass jar for serving

Instructions

Put all ingredients in the fridge few hours before making the sangria, it is extremely important (we don't know how we could stress this enough) that Sangria is served very cold.

Pour the freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice into the glass jar. You can strain the juice if you wish to remove the pulp. Mix the orange liquer with the juice. Add sugar to the juice if you like your sangria sweet. Clean the rest of the fruits you are going to use.

Peel and cut the fruits and put them in the jar (If you feel adventurous you can try out all the fruits you feel like, as long as they more or less match the warm colors).

Now pour the cava slowly so that does not make too much foam. Add the ice, serve immediately and enjoy! Remeber that big blocks of ice works better than small cubes, as they melt slower (we normally use small tupperwares to make the ice). Sangria de Cava works wonders as an aperitive before food, a party drink, or just like that to enjoy on a warm summer day.

Got any less known summery drinks up your sleeve? Give us a comment, there is still summer left and we are feeling thirsty.