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Sparkling White Sangria

Sangria de Cava
Sparkling White Sangria recipe - The Daily Meal
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Depending on the ingredients, sangria can be a light thirst-quencher or a potent cocktail that can set heads spinning. Brandy, gin or vodka are likely to find their way into a sangria along with wine. This delicious, bubbly mix combines Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine with orange liqueur, brandy and citrus.

This recipe is from Columbia restaurant in Orlando, Florida, and was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Ready in
5 m
5 m
(prepare time)
0
(cook time)
4
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving

Notes

Simple syrup, also known as sugar syrup, can be made in a variety of thicknesses for a variety of uses. The solution of sugar and water is cooked over low heat until clear, then boiled for a minute or so. For thin syrup, use 3 parts water to 1 part sugar; for medium, use 2 parts water to 1 part sugar; and for heavy, use equal parts water and sugar. For this recipe, a medium consistency will work fine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 750-milliliter bottle of Cava sparkling wine, such as Freixenet semi-sec sparkling wine
  • 7 Ounces lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite
  • 3/4 Ounces simple syrup (see notes)
  • 1 1/4 Ounce orange liqueur, such as Gran Torres Orange Liqueur
  • 1 1/4 Ounce brandy, such as Tres Torres Brandy
  • 2 orange quarters
  • 2 lime quarters
  • Citrus slices and cherries, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Step 1: In a large pitcher, mix 1/2 of a 750-milliliter bottle of sparkling wine, 7 ounces lemon-lime soda, 3/4 ounce simple syrup, 1 1/4 ounce orange liqueur, 1 1/4 ounce brandy, 2 orange quarters and 2 lime quarters.

Step 2: Pour into glasses. Garnish with citrus slices and cherries, if desired.