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Spanish Cava Sangria - Traditional Spanish Recipe


Spanish Cava Sangria - Recipe by Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Spain is famously known for their sangria, a delicious cocktail made with either red wine or white wine. In this post, I will show you how to make a Spanish cava sangria recipe. This sangria is made with fresh fruits and cava, Spain´s famous sparkling wine. This cava sangria has an insane flavor to it, seriously folks, you can´t even taste the alcohol (what!!!). Made with a very simple blend of fruits and a hint of Spanish brandy. No joke here, this is the BEST sangria I have ever tasted, hands down. The best part about this cava sangria, is that it doesn´t have to sit in the fridge for a couple hours. Most sangrias call for this, so all the flavors develop. Thanks to the sparkles in the cava, all the flavors instantly develop.



Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis
  • 6 strawberries
  • 15 green seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Spanish brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750ml Spanish brut cava
  • orange slices for garnish
  • ice cubes

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Serving: 4

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin from the kiwis and cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds, cut the strawberries into 1/4 inch thick rounds as well and cut the grapes in half lengthwise, add all the cut fruits into a large pitcher

  2. Pour in a 1/2 cup of orange juice into the pitcher with the fruits, also add in 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, a 1/4 cup of brandy and a 1/4 cup of sugar, gently mix everything together until the sugar dissolves

  3. Once everything is well mixed, slowly pour in a 750ml bottle of Spanish cava, then give it a gentle mix to bring all the flavors together

  4. To serve the cava sangria, add ice cubes into a wine glass, pour in the sangria, making sure to add some of the fruit in the pitcher and garnish with a slice of orange, cheers!

TIPS & TRICKS to make this recipe: I used a ¨brut¨ Spanish cava, this cava is not as sweet as the other ones. That way you can adjust the sweetness in the sangria to your liking. For the orange juice, I used a store-bought one, not from concentrate and with no pulp. If you prefer, you can freshly squeeze your own, just run it through a sieve to remove the pulp. This sangria serves 4 large wine glasses, if you need more, just double up on the recipe.

Recipe provided by Albert Belvia
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