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National Bubbly Day – Cava Sangria
Happy National Bubbly Day everyone!
If you haven’t heard of this holiday and wondered how you, bubbly lover, could have missed out on what could be the best holiday ever, there’s no need to panic. The reason is because it didn’t exist until this year. June 3rd has officially become National Bubby Day and we are super happy about that! Now that you are able relax, why no pop open a bottle of bubbly and join me on the celebration!
Something happens to my body as soon as the weather gets warm – I want to spend my days outside, enjoying the warm temperatures and I also become much more social. To me summer means slowing down on work and taking the time to nurture relationships. I’ll invite people over for rooftop cocktails, a picnic in the park and themed dinner parties. I love entertaining and to be a good hostess means I should never run out of food and libations!
My kitchen is always filled with ready to eat meals, snacks and bottles of wine and Segura Viudas Cava. When I think about the perfect summer drink I picture bubbles the color of sunlight, like a nice glass of cold and dry Cava. My friends love to have fun so keeping a shelf full of Segura Viudas Brut and Rosé Cava is sort of essential. I’ll serve it on its own or mix it with fruit to create fun cocktails such as this Cava sangria recipe I’ve made today. This is the perfect summer backyard drink that looks stunning in a glass pitcher – look at the beautiful colors!
The recipe is very easy and will wow your guests. It’s very similar to a classic sangria but is less sweet and more citrusy. It’s one of those cocktails that make you come back for more because the taste isn’t overwhelming. It’s rather cleansing and energizing! I’m using kiwi, strawberries, blueberries and oranges to garnish my sangria but you can use absolutely any fruit you want for this recipe.
Since I don’t have a patio (NYC problems), I thought it would be fun to have a fire escape Segura Viudas Cava display with bright pink Cava straws for my friends to take pictures with. I’m going to tell them to share the news about National Bubby Day through their favorite social media channel. We’ll strike the pose outside and get on with our cheers inside!
As for food, I’m pairing the Cava sangria with a spinach and strawberry salad, some grilled veggies, Vietnamese style shrimp and chicken skewers and a big, bad cheese board.
Other yummy Cava recipes:
National Bubbly Day Cava Sangria
- Yield: 6 glasses 1x
- 1 750 ml bottle Segura Viudas Cava (or Rosé Cava)
- 340 ml orange juice
- 100 ml lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar or granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons Cointreau ((optional))
- Ice cubes
- 1 1/2 cup sliced fruit (such as kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, oranges)
- Before starting, make sure your bottle of Segura Viudas Cava and juices are chilled in the fridge.
- In a pitcher or punch bowl, stir in orange juice, lemon juice and Cointreau.
- Stir in sugar and taste. Add an additional tablespoon of sugar if you prefer sweeter.
- Add fruit and stir.
- Slowly add Segura Viudas Cava and briefly stir. Add a few ice cubes and gently stir. Serve.