Spanish Sparkler

Friday, August 19, 2011

I'd be hard pressed to turn down a bottle of anything sparkling, but John and I particularly like Cava-it's bright and crisp, unlike some sweeter varietals, and we can happily share a bottle, which believe me is unusual! Spotted on the Kitchn, the idea of adding a bit of elderflower syrup and lemon has me dreaming of a kicked-up glass of Cava this weekend!


Spanish Sparkler

1 oz of elderflower syrup
1/2 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cava
raspberries

Combine elderflower syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or glass and pour into a chilled flute or cocktail glass. Top with Cava; garnish with raspberries.


It may not be a mimosa, but this Spanish Sparkler is light enough to enjoy at any time of the day. I think I might request these with brunch tomorrow-doesn't it sound divine? Cheers, darlings!

Photo by Faith Durand.

28 comments:

  1. I love the cocktails you post up, Lena! I am getting schooled. Seriously, I have a college freshmen's knowledge of drinks. This one looks right up my alley- I think I might try one this weekend as well. xoxo

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  2. Perfect for an end of summer before dinner drink. I need to try this soon :)

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  3. sounds wonderful! perfect for birthday celebrations :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. i think you and i should drink these together on sunday for brunch!

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  5. Oh yum. And it looks perfect for perhaps...celebrating a birthday? ;) Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. We hope you are enjoying some of these whilst continuing your birthday celebration! I also love Cava and when dressed up like this it's beautiful!

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  7. The perfect cocktail for me...in the perfect glass! Love it!

    I really enjoy your blog...Hope you get a chance to stop by mine too!

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  8. it does sound divine. Everything tastes better with a little champagne.

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  9. I neeed one of these right now!! looks heavenly! xo

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  10. Ohh, I will give this a try.

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  11. Yum! The perfect "any time" drink for sure! xo style, she wrote

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  12. just about peed my pants reading the contents of your purse. the girl with tampons *totally* forever and always has friends. also, who is chic enough to carry 2 pairs of sunglasses? brown + black? i think you might be my new purse hero.

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  13. Elderflower syrup?? What?? haha But heck, I'll try anything, and especially with cava

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  14. Nothing better than elderflower!

    (P.S. I'm new but if the first thing I see is an elderflower cocktail I'm guessing I will be hooked!)

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  15. This drink looks so lovely!


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  16. Yum, Cava with a berry in looks simply yummy!

    And happy belated bday on Thursday, I hope you had an amazing day and that John brought you out to eat some Indian food? :)

    Hugs and enjoy your Sunday ♥

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  17. Oh I've tried this one before (aaages ago!) It is supper suppppper yummy! Thanks for the reminder! Your blog is so full of amazing things!

    PvdH

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  18. That Spanish Sparkler looks delightful! Perfect for summer!

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  19. HOW DID I MISS THIS LAST WEEK? (breathing) The good news is that I can have it this weekend, instead!

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  20. I like the looks of this drink. It has my name all over it...and yours. We should meet up!

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  21. OH MY OH MY! I love cava!!! We had it trayed and served as guests entered our reception : ) so now I really want to try this variation!! xo

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  22. A delicious and easy recipe, thank you !

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