A pomegranate spiked Cava with plenty of zing! Grated ginger and lemon juice make this holiday cocktail a light and refreshing alternative. Thank you Segura Viudas for sponsoring this post!
Pomegranate Spiked Cava
For the past couple of years, Ben and I have been spending Thanksgiving with the same group of friends. Since many of us have families that live far away, Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to meet and catch up on each other’s lives. We take turns in hosting the event and this year the honor fell upon me. I had so many ideas of how I wanted Thanksgiving to play out: cocktails around the kitchen island followed by a nice stroll in the neighborhood, an apperitif on the roof top just in time for the sunset, finished by dinner, more libations and some board games. And though we ended up skipping the stroll (it was too cold outside), I still managed to be hostess with the mostest, going all out with my favorite and merriest holiday drinks and dishes!
But there is one drink in particular I want to share with you; this amazing pomegranate spiked Cava. Made with Segura Viudas Brut Cava, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and grated ginger, it was the most refreshing cocktail I had in a long time. I have to say, I think my friends were pretty impressed too! Watching the pomegranate seeds dance up, down and around the bubbles garnered some attention instantly. Plus, there is enough grated ginger (that has been strained) in this pomegranate spiked Cava to give it a good kick – a nice little surprise everyone loved and didn’t expect!
The reason I choose Cava for this cocktail is because it’s a very dry wine. Dryer than most Proseccos and Champagnes, it pairs really well with sweet ingredients and can also hold its weight against strong cheeses like Gruyere and one of my favorites, Challerhocker. Segura Viudas has five different types Cava available: Brut, Extra Dry, Rosé, Gran Cuvée Reserva and Reserva Heredad (which has the prettiest bottle!). I’m using Brut for this cocktail because I needed something dry but not so dry that the drink would be devoid of sweetness. The results were super yum!
So yum that I got a request from everyone to make another batch as an after dinner drink. The simplicity of the drink is what makes it so special – it’s slightly fruity, acidic, dry and spicy. The flavors are easy to drink which is what makes it so addictive.
As you can see, our crew is quite diverse. I like to call our Thanksgiving dinner our yearly UN convention. We may come from different backgrounds and have our own point of views, but there is one thing we all agree on: nothing brings people together like good food and drinks!
Pomegranate Spiked Cava
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 drinks 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Spanish
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey (optional)
- 300 ml Segura Viudas Cava
- Pomegranate seeds (optional)
- Lemon twists (as garnish)
- Put pomegranate juice, lemon juice, ginger and honey in a shaker with some ice and shake well for 8-10.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a cup to remove ginger sediment.
- Evenly pour the juice mixture into 4 Champagne or cocktail glasses and top with Segura Viudas Cava.
- Add a few pomegranate seeds in each glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Serve immediately.