The majority of you know that I studied in Spain for several months. My drink of choice was either Sangria or Agua de Sevilla. I found a recipe for a cava Sangria on Southern Living’s website and it looks fantastic. Cava is a spanish sparkling wine and it usually is on the dry side. Agua de Sevilla is a drink that Sharon A., Aloyce S. and Mariann P. are all very familiar with…… if they remember…… I hope you try both of these out and feel free to comment or add what you would change. Drink up!
- 8 large mint leaves
- 1 (750-milliter) bottle Cava sparkling wine, chilled
- 3/4 cup white grape juice, chilled
- 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks
Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired.
- 1 liter pineapple juice or syrup
- 1 bottle of cava, (pink, sparkling, fizzy wine located in Spain (around .75 liters)
- 1 cup whiskey
- 1 cup rum
- 1 cup Cointreau (triplesec) (you can substitute cognac instead)
- Garnish: whipped Cream Topping
- Garnish: cinnamon
Crush ice in large pitcher. Pour all ingredients into pitcher and mix well. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.