Many people do not know that cava is perfect for creating cocktails. This is mainly due to its acidity, effervescence and the complexity conferred by the second fermentation in the bottle.
We have a very easy cocktail récipe for you: cava margarita. You’ll have it ready in no time and it is ideal for a gathering with friends. We tell you how to prepare it step by step, you can serve it as an appetizer before the meal or together with savory recipes.
Margarita is a classic cocktail made from tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. The first written reference to this popular cocktail dates back to 1953, when Esquire magazine wrote an article about it. Combining it with cava is a good idea when we are looking for a soft, exotic cocktail avoiding excessive alcohol.
It is a refreshing and acidic cocktail that cleans the mouth with every sip. We have used our Josep Masachs Tradicional Brut cava, due to its 14 months aging on its lees as it is complex but fresh, ideal to complement the fruit and create an interesting cocktail. As it is Brut cava, it gives us more roundness and a certain residual sugar that will contrast with the two citrus elements, the lime and the orange.
Total preparation time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (2 people)
600 ml of orange juice (about two large oranges)
250ml lime juice (about three limes approx)
1 bottle of Cava Josep Masachs Tradicional Brut (already cooled)
Honey or syrup
Garnish: Lime slice
Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass (Magarita or Martini glass) in honey or syrup, then dip or roll it in a small dish of salt.
We pour the cracked ice into the glass.
In the mixing glass pour the cava, the juice of the two oranges and the lime juice, shake a little and strain into into the glass.
Garnish with a lime slice.
If you do not have a shaker, you can fill up half of the glass with the cava and the rest of the glass with the juice of both the orange and the lime.
As we are using citrus fruits, we believe that a Brut cava combines better. But this cocktail can be also prepared with Brut Nature cava.
You can add mint leaves to create an even more fresh cocktail.
This cocktail is perfect for beginners as there is not mistery to it. Just serve and enjoy!