A sparkling cocktail instantly elevates any occasion, especially your wedding. We have a few recipes to share with you that are always well received, and they all have one thing in common - a nice chilled bottle of Freixenet. This Spanish Cava is medium-bodied with a palate of apple, pear, and bright citrus flavors with a moderately long finish and a touch of ginger.
Before you get mixing, Freixenet is giving away 125 mini bottles and one Memory Magnum bottle to six lucky contestants. Click here to enter. How great would that be to give your guests a mini bottle of this delectably delicious sparkly treat.
Classic Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipe Ingredients
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
1 sugar cube*
3 dashes of bitters twist of lemon(s)
Instructions Place a sugar cube* in a chilled champagne flute, lash it with 2 or 3 dashes of bitters (we used Rhubarb), fill the glass with Freixenet, and squeeze a lemon twist on top.
* The standard 1/2 teaspoon size sugar cube. Do not use loose sugar or crush the cube. The sugar is not to sweeten the drink, but to create bubbles, which the cube will do as it slowly dissolves.
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Ginger Cava Cocktail for 8
1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
8 whole star anise
1 bottle Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
1. Bring ginger, 2/3 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to a simmer; cook until liquid thickens to maple syrup consistency, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool. Strain syrup; discard ginger.
2. Combine Chinese five-spice powder and remaining 2 tbsp sugar on a shallow plate.
3. Moisten the rim of Champagne flutes with water and dip in sugar.
4. Drop 1 tsp crystallized ginger and 1 star anise into each glass. Add 1 tbsp syrup.
5. Pour about 3 oz Freixenet (but do not over pour like us, oops).
Peach Bellini Cocktail Recipe for 8
1 1/4 pounds yellow peaches (about 3 medium peaches)
3 ounces peach liqueur
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice Granulated sugar, as needed
2 bottles of Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut chilled
1 strawberry for garnish Instructions
1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the peaches, remove and discard the pits, and cut the fruit into large chunks.
2. Place the peaches, liqueur, and lemon juice in a blender and purée until smooth. Taste the purée and, if needed, add sugar 1 teaspoon at a time and blend until the purée reaches your desired sweetness. Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.
3. To serve, slowly pour 4 ounces of chilled Freixenet into a glass and add 1.5 ounces of the purée (be careful, the wine will foam), stir gently, and serve immediately; Garnish with a strawberry.
Don't forget to swing over to Freixenet and enter to win 125 mini bottles and one Memory Magnum bottle to six lucky contestants. Click here to enter. The winners will be announced every Friday, beginning March 24th, and will end on May 2nd. All of the winners will be announced on Freixenet's Facebook page.
Photography: Paul Von Reiter
Mixologist: Stavi from Inka Mama's