Friday, June 26, 2015

Oh So Tasty: Freixenet Sparkling Summer Cocktails

You can never go wrong with a glass of champagne or cava. It makes any event more festive - even if it's just a Monday dinner at home! Freixenet is a great everyday option to put some sparkle into your glass and they sent me a couple of fun cocktail recipes to share with you. Put some POP into your summer with these festive cocktails! Cheers!

Fizzy Summer Sorbet 

Raspberry Sorbet (store-bought or homemade)
Fresh Raspberries
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut cava

Grab your favorite glass or plastic Champagne coupes, add a scoop of Raspberry Sorbet and fill the flute with Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut. Top off with fresh raspberries.

Sparkling Sangria 

1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 orange quarter
1 lime quarter
1/2 oz. orange liqueur
1/2 oz. Spanish brandy
3-4 oz. Freixenet Carta Nevada cava (chilled)
2 oz. lemon-lime soda (chilled)
1 maraschino cherry

Directions: Muddle fruit slices in a shaker cup with simple syrup. Add liqueur and brandy with ice. Shake, then strain into a cocktail glass. Add soda and top off with cava. Drop in cherry or secure to an orange wedge using a toothpick, to decorate the rim. Pair with spicy guacamole for a fiery kick!